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Utrecht nightlife

Utrecht evening

As with any other city that is a tourist hotspot, visitors to Utrecht are naturally curious about what kind of nightlife this amazing place has to offer. Well, suffice it to say that you will not be disappointed. Utrecht features an abundance of nightlife options to suit any taste. Whether it is a nightclub, pub, café or something kind of edgy, you will find it is available in Utrecht.

While there are far too many nightlife hotspots in Utrecht to cover in the space allotted here we will nonetheless mention some of the more notable ones.

You will want to hit the Donkere Gaard in Utrecht. There you will find the Thimble, a diner which at nightfall becomes a pub. You will also find the Heen en Weer and Orloff café. For dance parties and concerts make sure you visit Tivoli. Three nights out of the week they have dance nights featuring a smorgasbord of popular music.

There are also several nightspots that are geared toward those of student age. The Neude section of Utrecht offers up many of these. One popular spot (amongst all ages) in the Neude is the Café de Luifel. What’s really neat about this place is that you can enjoy it regardless of weather or time of year.

If you are looking for a really unique setting, try out the Café Olivier. It is in what was once an old church, and in fact still retains some of the items that were originally in it, such as the organ. Here you will find a huge assortment of Belgian and Dutch brews.

If wine is your drink of choice and you don’t like the music so loud you can’t hear yourself think, then you will definitely want to stop by the Wijncafe Lefebvre. It features very comfortable furnishings and while the menu is not the largest, they do have dishes that will go great with your wine of choice.

There are also several places in Utrecht that offer up entertainment of the “adult” kind. However, that is another article for some other day. The places mentioned above represent but a small fraction of what Utrecht has in the way of nightlife. Be assured that if you choose to visit this fabulous city you will find no shortage of places that suit your particular preference when having a night out on the town.