These are NightGuide's essentials to Utrecht's student bars and clubs
What? Utrecht's quintessential frat club, biggest student club in the country When should I go there? Thursdays Agenda?Events at the Woolloomoloo
The Woo on a busy night
Any decent guide to Utrecht's student life, has to mention the The Woo. The club is owned by the Utrechtsch Studenten Corps, the city's largest student association. It hosts the equivalent of a frat party 5 days a week. If you are not a member of USC, our recommendation is that you go there on Thursdays for Dolle Donderdag. Thursdays have more of an open student party focus and not so much the members-only vibe some of the other days can have. It is mandatory to bring your university student card to get in.
What? A student bar run by students When should I go there? They have a great Karaoke night on Fridays! Agenda?Click here for Cambridge bar's agenda
Cambridge Bar full of students
Self-styled "the living room of the Uithof", Cambridge bar is a cosy, yet lively, Student bar in the Uithof. It's run by a team of volunteer students which not only adds to the atmosphere but also makes sure it remains one of the cheapest beers in Utrecht. They also serve good craft beer and great cocktails, which makes them a solid choice for any kind of night out. They also host parties, but check their agenda before going!
What? A club, focused on good music When should I go there? Check their agenda! Agenda?Click here for WAS.'s program
The atmosphere at WAS.
Not your average student bar, but definitely a NightGuide recommendation for a different night, WAS. doesn's disappoint. It attracts a younger crowd, including students and it's know for being LGBTQ-friendly (they host a great party with Pride Utrecht!). It is however, an event-based club, meaning you can't have it as your reliable neighborhood pub for every night out. They have their agenda on their website and you can always get tickets voor WAS. here.
What? Your typical party café When should I go there? Whenever, Otje is always there for you Agenda? Not the kind of place that needs one
Local students know Otje to always be a reliable party on those looser nights
Your typical Dutch party café, Otje is open 7 nights a week, till 4AM. Mostly filled with locals, especially the younger student crowd, in ensures a lively night. The beer is cheap, the Top40 hits loud, and everyone lets it all go.
Feestcafé De Kneus
What? Party Café, half club, half bar When should I go there? Wednesday to Saturday, midnight to 5AM Agenda? Again, not the kind of place that needs one
Party at De Kneus
Recognizable for its line outside on its most popular nights, FeestCafé de Kneus holds no punches. It is definitely one of the most casual nights in Utrecht that go on until late, and it doesn't disappoint. Like Otje, De Kneus attracts mostly students from the local University to a party that's not complicated or fancy, just good old no-strings-attached fun.
What? One of Utrecht's best clubs When should I go there? If you're an international student - Tuesday nights are the time to be there Agenda? Check Poema's facebook for all the latest events
Good vibes at Poema
Poema is a bona fide Utrecht club with what probably is the city's most diverse agenda. If you're an international student you should definitely check out the ESN student night which is at Poema every Tuesday. Remember to bring your student card and you can even drink on the cheap. If you're not a student check out any other their other nights, the vibe is different every day and that makes Club Poema one of the best in Utrecht.
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