Utrecht Nightlife

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    Cafe De Stadsgenoot: Beer again..... of course

    by Nathalie_B Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    My friends and I found this cafe/bar acidentally. The Irish pub was closed (who closes bar at 3pm?!?!?!) and we really wanted to have some beer, so we decided to walk into the first bar we see. Cafe De Stadsgenoot appeared to be a very nice place with a good service, the bartender kept answering me in English although I spoke Dutch with him, but it's ok, he's not the only Dutch that does it. Acutally 99.9% of them do this ;-)
    The place doesn't offer a very big selection of beers but they have quite a few. I was happy with our choice of place, they served Duvel and Palm, what else do I need?

    Biertje?

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  • Kafe Belgie: One of the best bars in the world

    by Wallace&Murron Updated Jun 17, 2007

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    Kafe Belgie one hell of a gezellige bar! It's in a wondrous location - looking out on to the Oude Gracht. It has one of the best stocks of Belgie flesbieren (Belgian bottled beers) anywhere - see my pic of the menu. If you're there with your mates, it's joyous. If you are alone, fret not; within five minutes you will have got chatting to someone. Whether you're starting or finishing an Utrecht night out, Belgie is a must.

    Dress Code: N/A

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  • Tivoli: Tom at the Tivoli

    by Mariajoy Updated Aug 3, 2006

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    Nice venue in Utrecht where we saw Tom McRae and Joe Purdy on an autumnal Wednesday evening in October. I have no idea what other kinds of events they hold here but it seemed to be very popular with locals. Oh the downside was that there were a few kids here - I mean under 18's - which is unusual at this kind of gig.

    Dress Code: Anything

    Tivoli Tom Joe Purdy
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    Tivoli: Off the beaten path nightlife

    by Mique Written Jul 14, 2003

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    In Tivoli there is always something going on. There are concerts, dance-parties, back to the .. parties, .. anything. The people who come here are usually not your main-stream. But anything goes, depending on the evening. World music, drum n bass, trash, 80's, less known bands..

    Dress Code: As far as i know.. anything goes. From very excentric to gothic, to old jeans, to dressed-up. Probably depends a bit on the evening but likely it doesn't matter much

    The webside has the calendar of all events.

    Tivoli
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    Tivoli, Utrecht: Good concert venue.

    by planxty Updated Nov 23, 2005

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    My reason for being in Utrecht was to see a gig by Fish (see my homepage for a link to his site). It gives you some measure of the man that I travel internationally to watch him!.

    Anyway, to the venue - the Tivoli in Utrecht. I had never been there before, and thought it was a good midsize venue. The acoustics were good (I know the band were happy with them), the toilets not horrendous as they can be in some venues, the bar well enough staffed that you didn't have to wait an age for a beer and the security not too thuggish. All in all a decent place to go if your favourite band happen to be playing.

    By the way, the photo was taken on a very damp "morning after." The wheelie bins probably don't show the place to best advantage!

    Dress Code: Depends on the gig, I suppose, but there didn't seem to be any.

    Tivoli, Utrecht, Holland.
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  • Ledig Erf: Excellent cafe at the end of the yellow brick road

    by Wallace&Murron Updated Jun 15, 2007

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    If Oude Gracht is Utrecht's yellow brick road, then Ledig Erf is most definetely its pot of gold. Whether on a warm, sunny day or in the deep mid winter, this oozes geselligheid. Like it's 'neighbour', it's got a great range of flesbieren. But its for its friendly and relaxed atmosphere that I always return.

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    STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN: Rock Cafè

    by draguza Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This palce is a kind of Dutch "Hard Rock Cafè" and it serves both as a restaurant and a club at night. Big place, frequent live music. Dancefloor with rock on fridays and a mix on saturdays. Most visitors around 20 or so, out-of-town folk

    Many local bands also perform live here, mainly rock music of course!

    Dress Code: Casual

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    Mick O' Connels: Irish pub

    by draguza Written Oct 25, 2005

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    It is a large Irish sports pub with TV screens for soccer fanatics.The first time I was here it was during a theme party were everyone was disguised either by devil or by angel, I was in a devil's costume of course!
    The place is full of Dutch and foreign students and it is located close to the Law university area, in the center of Utrecht. Very international mix, with a lot of foreign residents hanging out. Obligatory pool tables and dartboard present, of course.

    Dress Code: Informal

    Me & friend
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    Winkel Van Sinkel: Nightlife in Utrecht

    by draguza Written Aug 12, 2005

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    This big building is mainly a restaurant a nd a Cafèduring day time and in the evening but after 23.00 it turns into a Club with DJs and people can dance

    They also organize parties and birthdays there on request

    Dress Code: Informal, casual

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    Beatrix Theater: Musical, shows and more.

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Nov 22, 2010

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    The Beatrix Theater was designed by architect Arno Meijs, opened in 1999 and owned by Joop van den Ende Theaterproducties.

    The main hall seats 1533 people. There are 8 more rooms with a capacity of up to 250 people.

    The theater is the stage for long running popular musical shows, pop concerts, family shows and live TV events.

    In 2003 the theater was renovated and turned into a modern thaeter, Nowadays the building is converted into an eco-friendly construction.

    We will rock you at Utrecht
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  • Kostenkoper: Good little club

    by Wallace&Murron Written May 11, 2004

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    This is a great little pub with a dance floor. The music it plays is varied: typical charts stuff, dance, old favourites, etc. Drinks are reasonably priced. But we warned: I did say LITTLE. For such a small venue, they believe in packing them in. This either creates a better atmosphere, or turns the place into a cattle market; depending on your perspective! And as is typical for Nederland; don't go before 2300 as its dead!

    Dress Code: Anything goes

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    Cafe Olivier: Stunning Bar

    by sinjabc Updated Mar 2, 2011

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    This bar in a former Maria Minor church is stunningly beautiful with high arched ceilings and the original organ. The bar serves Belgian beer and food. There was no table service, so we ordered rounds at the bar. Fantastic place for drinks.

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    Cafe Olivier: Belgium Beers

    by Designerartgirl Written Mar 8, 2013

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    Cafe Olivier is one of my favourite pubs in Utrecht and not just because of their extensive beer collection, which i am slowly but surely working my way through. For me, the first draw about it when i walked in, was the fact that this pub has been built into a renovated church. On the back wall you can still see the impressive set of organ pipes, although i am not sure if these are still operational or not.

    The atmosphere here is also very chilled out. i have spent many an evening sitting outside (get there early if you want to sit outside in the summer as seating is limited... but also in high demand...

    Food is also served and is not limited to your standard pub fare, but has many a Belgium speciality at fairly reasonable prices. Specialities include mussels and a wonderful mini whole chicken dish... so much so you can't stop eating...

    Dress Code: anything you want

    My favourite Beer - Kwak.
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    Terrace along the canal

    by sim1 Updated Jun 24, 2003

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    Not a 'real' nightlife tip, but a great spot to have a drink. Along the canals of Utrecht, you can take the stairs to a lower level, away from the traffic and the city. Here, along the waterside are plenty of places where you sit and enjoy a drink. A great spot to be on a beautiful summers day.

    Terrace along the canal

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    One beer please!

    by sim1 Updated Jun 24, 2003

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    Mmmmm, doesn't it look inviting to sit here? I just love sitting and relax on a terrace on one of the many squares in The Netherlands, or in this case, along the canal..... one beer please! :-))

    One beer please!
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