International students in Utrecht

With 345,080 people, Utrecht is the 4th biggest city in the Netherlands!
And quite a lot of those people are international students.
But what does Utrecht have to offer in terms of fun activities?
We decided to make a little to-do list for you ... ✅

De Oudegracht

De Oudegracht

Join ‘Expats Utrecht’

First off, if you haven't done so, definitely join the Expats Utrecht Facebook group for tips, offers, housing, events and advice!
The same group also organizes regular events.

GO DUTCH Tuesday! 🌷
Event to practice Dutch with other internationals.
Date: Every other Tuesday at 8p.m. until 9:45p.m.
Location: De Rechtbank

Friday Night Drinks 🍻
The most casual expat meetup.
Date: every third Friday of the month from 9p.m. onwards
Location: differs (you will see once you join the event)

Friday Night Drinks

Friday Night Drinks


Follow ‘ESN Utrecht’

The Erasmus Student Network is a bunch of students who, ever so generously, volunteer their time to organize events and activities for the international students.

ESN Student Night 🎉
Utrecht’s #1 student club night. Enter before 00:30 and you get 3 coins for 50% discount on drinks.
Date: every Tuesday night
Location: Club Poema

Trips 🚌
ESN also organizes a lot of Field Trips around the Netherlands, as well as to other countries!

Other activities - they vary from...

  • game nights
  • and pub-quizzes
  • to picnics,
  • cooking workshops,
  • and many more...

P.s: for most of these you need an ESN card (€4.00)

Visit Language Cafe Utrecht

The simple purpose of the Language Cafe is to bring people together to practice different languages.
They have all kinds of different nationalities (and therefore, languages), such as Spanish, French, Italian, German, Turkish, etc, depending on the people attending
A great way to meet new people too!

Date: every Wednesday at 8p.m
Location: Café Marktzicht

Let them know before going at

Check Buddy Go Dutch

Would you like a Dutch buddy to introduce you to Utrecht?
Buddy GO Dutch will match you to a Dutch student to guide you through the Netherlands.
They also host events like pub quizzes and movie nights which are open for everybody.

Go Campfire 🔥

And of course Campfire is here to keep you company. Created by travelers to bring the feeling of a campfire.

Join the FB group
This is where the community meets online. To organise meetups in Utrecht and to help eachother out.

Check out Campfire’s insta stories to get a daily overview on the most exciting events in Utrecht.

Campfire app (IOS only)
On the app you can see what’s happening in Utrecht at any time. You can also choose to host something yourself. (Android coming soon...)

Campfire aims to host random get-togethers every week.
Upcoming event @ Timespace on the 29th (March)

Stay tuned for more... 


And best of luck settling in! 😉

☝️  this is 100% in Utrecht btw  😉

☝️ this is 100% in Utrecht btw 😉