Besides studying, Utrecht is a great place for students. In no time the city will make you feel at home. There are a lot of unique cultural places, especially for the music scene. Here we will provide you with some tips on where to go.
The first thing you have to check out is TivoliVredenburg. This building houses five halls where you can visit all kinds of concerts and even a night club. Every Thursday they host a student only night called Pop-O-Matic. For students interested in classical concerts, ‘Pieces of Tomorrow’ is especially interesting. In these concerts symphonies are presented to you in a new way. There is no dresscode, the musicians introduce the pieces they will play and there are visuals used to support the music.
If you’re looking for a place for cultural activities, you can go to Parnassos. This cultural centre is particularly for students and offers courses in music, dancing, theatre, etc. Besides taking courses you can also rent a room to practice your musical skills.
Utrecht also offers shops where you can expand your musical collections. If you’re interested in albums or vinyl we recommend Plato. With the Hucbald-keychain you receive a 10% discount on all of your purchases. Do you rather spend your money on sheet music? You should visit Broekmans & Van Poppel. Here you also receive a discount with the keychain: 10% on all second hand sheet music.
There are many possibilities if you want to spend your evenings or nights out in the city centre of Utrecht. In Het Oude Pothuys and Ekko you can enjoy live music or a night out. Furthermore, there are a lot of pubs in Utrecht: ‘t Pandje (here the monthly Hucborrel takes place on the first Thursday of the month), Mick O’Connels, Café Hofman, ‘t Gras van de Buren, Het Gegeven Paard and Café Olivier. Last but not least: Het Muzieklokaal. In this café they only play classical music. A projection screen shows the information about the music played.
We hope you like these tips and see you soon in Utrecht!