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    FEBO: Popular Fast Food

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jan 1, 2016

    FEBO is a well-known chain of fast food shops. The Utrecht branch sells fries, grill burgers, kroketten and coffee.

    Business hours:
    Mo-We: 11AM - 7PM
    Th: 11AM - 10PM
    Fr: 11AM - 7PM
    Sa: 11AM - 4AM
    Su: Closed

    Outside above hours some products are sold via vending machines.

    FEBO - Utrecht
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    Bakerstreet: Breakfast!

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jan 1, 2016

    Bakerstreet is a branch of a chain of Dutch breakfast shops.

    Their specials are croissant, muffins, sandwiches and smoothies.

    Business hours:
    Mo-We: 8AM - 6PM
    Th: 8AM - 9PM
    Fr-Sa: 8AM - 6PM
    Su: 10AM - 6PM

    Favorite Dish: Breakfast

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    Verwijk's Oliebollen: Oliebollen

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jan 1, 2016

    Verwijk's Oliebollen is a mobile 'oliebollen' bakery that sells this typical Dutch winter food at the Vredenburg square. They are in business since 1848.

    Their oliebollen are of high quality and the shop is rated with the Top 10 of best Dutch oliebollen bakeries.

    Besides oliebollen, they bake appelbollen, Berliner bollen and Kersenbollen.

    The shop is open at the end of the year.

    Verwijk's Oliebollen - Utrecht
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    India Port: Indian restaurant

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Dec 28, 2015

    India Port is an Indian restaurant that specializes in tandoori, curry, fish and vegetarian meals.

    It's housed at the Oude Gracht canal, an idyllic spot.

    Business hours:
    Mo-Fr: 10AM - 10PM
    Sa-Su: 9AM - 11PM

    India Port restaurant - Utrecht
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    Amor: Tapas restaurant

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Dec 26, 2015

    Amor is a tapas restaurant with 60 different tapas on its menu.

    The best thing of the restaurant is that it is located at the Oude Gracht; the old central canal in the center.

    Business hours:
    Daily 4PM - 10PM

    Amor Tapas restaurant - Utrecht
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    Saffraan: Turkish/Arabic restaurant

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Dec 26, 2015

    Saffraan is a Turkish-Arabic restaurant located in the old wharf cellars at the Oude Gracht canal.

    Takeaway and catering service available.

    Business hours:
    Mo-Th: Noon - 10PM
    Fr-Sa: Noon - 10:30PM
    Su: Noon - 9:30PM

    Saffraan restaurant - Utrecht
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    Bar Beton; former Douwe Egberts Café: Only in Holland ...

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Jun 12, 2015

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    Douwe Egberts is the quality coffee brand in Holland.

    Douwe Egberts is very Dutch as their coffee packaging contains coupon points, where related " free" gifts can be acquired.

    Throughout the Netherlands there was a chain of Douwe Egberts café's.

    Business hours:
    Mo-We: 7.30AM - 6PM
    Th: 7.30AM - 9PM
    Fr: 7.30AM - 6PM
    Sa: 8.30AM - 5PM
    Su: 9.30 - 6PM

    2015 Update: All Dutch Douwe Egberts coffee houses are closed.
    The Utrecht branch has been taken over by Bar Beton.

    Douwe Egberts Caf�� - Utrecht
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    River Kwai: River Kwai

    by Designerartgirl Written Nov 13, 2014

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    Having spent a good part of my teenage years living in south east asia (malaysia and thailand) i am always a little excited to try Asian cuisine in europe and this small little restaurant on the Oude Gracht does not disappoint. Perhaps a little tricky to find (i walked past it before turning round and finding it), walked down to the waterside where it is based and found myself greeted by the lady of the house. A tiny thai lady, which compared to my dining companion was half his size,greeted us and gave us a great little table away from other diners for extra privacy.

    She was able to manage quite well the combination of allowing us to have enough space to have a private conversation and enjoy the dinner while still ensuring that if we needed her, she was never far away.

    I would most definately go again

    Favorite Dish: The red curry. It was sublime. Even spicy which for dutch standards is rare. The small touches which were presented with the various dishes we had were also done nicely. On the starter of mini spring rolls we were presented with mini carved cucumber, tomato and carrot. A nice extra touch which certainly put a smile on my face.

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    Winkel van Sinkel: Ideal For Watching The World Go By

    by johngayton Written Sep 5, 2013

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    Winkel van Sinkel (Sinkel's Shop) is definitely the most eye-catching building on the Old Canal here in Utrecht. It was built as a sort of department store in the late 1830's by the German-born draper Anton Sinkel who had developed a successful business with branches in several Dutch cities.

    After spending much of the 20th century as a bank it was converted into a restaurant in 1995 and renamed after its original owner. The facade was fully restored in 2003 and the building now houses a Grande Cafe, event and exhibition spaces, a tapas restaurant and a popular nightclub.

    The Grande Cafe has a stylish Art-Deco interior with high ceilings, gleaming woodwork and mirrors and despite looking quite formal is in fact very Dutch-style laid-back.

    The terrace at the front, overlooking the canal, is an ideal spot when the sun's out for relaxing with a beer and watching the world go by.

    As to be expected this isn't the cheapest place in town but service is friendly and unhurried and you're more than welcome to just have a coffee and sit awhile.

    Favorite Dish: I was just here for a light lunch and opted for a chicken salad sandwich, and of course a large beer. I think the bill was about 11 euros but in the greater scheme that wasn't too extortionate.

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    Eetcafé De Vingerhoed: Lookoff to the Oude Gracht

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Jul 18, 2013

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    Eetcafé De Vingerhoed is a cosy place for lunches and diners. The food is prepared on the spot and you should try their sandwiches, soup or salads.

    Business hours:
    Mo-Th: 10AM - 1:30AM
    Fr-Sa: 10AM - 2:30AM
    Su: Closed

    Favorite Dish: Soup of the day
    Roombrie

    Eetcaf�� De Vingerhoed - Utrecht
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    De Winkel van Sinkel: In between fossils

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Jul 15, 2013

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    De Winkel van Sinkel is a special place, advertised as a cultural culinair warehouse.
    There is an outside terrace at the Oude Gracht, but I much more like the inside with long tables and private corners at the walls with the showcases with fossils.
    Toilets are deep down in the dungeon and a attraction of their own.

    Favorite Dish: Coffees Euro 2.20
    Beer upto Euro 3.80
    Alcoholic drinks upto Euro 4,60

    Lunches ~Euro 6,75

    Starters ~Euro 7.00
    Dinners ~Euro 17.00
    Dessert ~Euro 7.00

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    O' Leary's: The best Irish Pub at Utrecht?

    by pieter_jan_v Written Mar 27, 2013

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    O'Leary'r Irish Pub is a true pub and restaurant.
    Sports like Dutch football, English football, Rugby and F1 are displayed on big TV screens.

    Business hours:
    Mo-Th: 4PM - 1AM
    Fr: 4PM - 2AM
    Sa: 2PM - 2AM
    Su: 2PM - 1AM

    Favorite Dish: Guinness.

    O'Leary's Irish Pub - Utrecht
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    El Mundo: Little Tapas

    by Designerartgirl Written Jan 6, 2013

    I love this little place. It's set close to the oude gracht and to the shopping area and it can easily be missed, but its such a chill little place to sit, enjoy a glass of wine (or 3) and watch the world go by. It has a small terrace area outside where long tables line the sidewalk, where you can sit in groups with your friends or sit next to random strangers to enjoy your meal. The food is a bit of a spanish origin with a bit of a dutch twist. portions are quite generous and reasonably priced. my friends and i always end up eating too much when we come here.

    Favorite Dish: Fondu Pequena, its melted cheese which is served with bread. inside the cheese is some spices and its so so good...

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    Ele: Tapas next to the Oudegracht

    by Designerartgirl Written Jan 2, 2013

    Set on the oudegracht you can walk past and most probably easily miss it. its set on the side of the canal so you have to go down some steps to get to it, but this hidden gem has a taste of pure Spain when you eat the tapas. Each time i go there (and i go a lot now) my friends and i try to sample different dishes. We place the dishes in the centre of the table and just try from all. You can order multiple times so you can easily spend a couple hours there drinking, eating and chatting with friends. it can get busy during peak periods so if you want to sit in a particular place, i recommend reserving. i particularly love sitting outside in the autumn, when you can watch the boats going past while you eat.

    if you also have the energy, there is a flamenco classes and shows right next door run by the same family.

    Favorite Dish: Their home made tapenade... so so so good.

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    De Vingerhoed (The Thimble): Another Atmospheric Canalside Cafe

    by johngayton Written Jan 1, 2013

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    This little brown cafe is as inviting for those just fancying some liquid refreshment as it is for lunchers or diners and its canalside location (overlooking the Oude Gracht) makes it a prime spot to enjoy its terrace when the sun's out. On our Winter visit, when we dropped in for lunch before heading off to meet Sinterklaas, the cosy interior was warm and welcoming, as too were the staff who more than happily rearranged a couple of tables for us.

    At 2 pm on an early December midweek afternoon the main seating area was almost full with all the window tables taken and the place had a youthful local buzz created by a mostly student clientele. Obviously being targetted at the student market meant that prices were reasonable and on the lunch menu of sandwiches and tostis there was nothing over 5 Euros.

    Favorite Dish: Most of us opted for the local speciality, the Utrechtse Kroket, which is a sort of thick beef paste rolled in breadcrumbs and deep-fried. Served between a couple of slices of malty brown bread with a nicely-dressed little salad and a dish of mustard this made for an ideal light, but substantial, lunch. Washed down with a couple of Hertog Jan pilsners my bill came to about 9 Euros and so was excellent value for money too.

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