We only spent a few hours in Utrecht but considering its size I think it's still worth telling you the best spots we discovered during that time. So here we go, Utrecht is definitely worth a visit, whether it's only a few hours or a whole weekend!
DE KEUKEN VAN KEEK
Haven't tried it but it's supposed to be one of the best spots in Utrecht for delicious homemade cake and bread and all that kind of stuff.
De Keuken Van Keek // Oudegracht 362
BLACKBIRD COFFEE & VINTAGE
Super cute and tiny café and concept store a bit down the main canal in Utrecht. Perfect to enjoy a coffee and piece of cake outside in the sun, watching the people passing by.
Blackbird Coffee // Oudegracht 222
JUT & JUUL VINTAGE
Cute vintage and concept store in a hidden alley, packed with nice jewellery, some clothes and all this stuff that you wish someone would give it to you for your next birthday: tiny plant pots, cookie dough in pretty bottles, knit hats and more.
Jut & Juul // Telingstraat 11
MENEER SMAKERS BURGERAmazing burger restaurant in the centre of Utrecht, that also offers delicious fish- and veggie burgers. Can be perfectly enjoyed sitting on a bench by a small canal nearby, sharing the homemade fries and watching the city turn dark.
Meneer Smarkers // Nobelstraat 143 (& Twijnstraat 62)
Probably the most famous concept store in Amsterdam also made it to Utrecht and is definitely worth a visit - not necessarily shopping-wise but it's still nice to look at all this fancy and overpriced stuff or have a drink in the bar next door.
Hutspot Utrecht // Vinkenburgstraat 19
Another Amsterdam-classic in Utrecht: Episode is likely the best place to shop second hand clothes that look like new (or at least like "used-look-new"): from Adidas Superstars and American-Apparel-like crop tops to cheap cashmere sweaters, cosy flannels and the perfect Levis Cut offs! Bring time and moneyyy!
Episode // Oudegracht 206