Not in the 9 streets district of Amsterdam, but the 7 Little Street District of Utrecht is where you need to be!
The 7 Little Streets of Utrecht are located in the shade of the famous Dom Tower. Zadelstraat, Lijnmarkt, Lichte Gaard, Vismarkt, Oudkerkhof, Domstraat and the Dom Square are full of nice, small shops and cafes... More importantly, they are at a stone’s throw from our hotels! Besides the many fashion stores that the 7 Little Streets boast there are several interior design stores, gift shops, restaurants and lunchrooms as well. These are 7 of our favorite stores you should not miss during your Utrecht shopping spree:
- It's a Present
Whether you’re looking for a birthday present, an anniversary gift or a stylish souvenir, the solution is very simple: visit It's a Present! Not only are they located in a beautiful canal house, they sell the most original and fun products, from funny gadgets to the most beautiful home accessories!
Lijnmarkt 16 // www.itsapresent.nl
- Keck & Lisa
With over 15 years of experience, Keck & Lisa is Utrecht’s most popular gem to locals. The colorful windows are simply irresistible and will lure you in, where you can’t help but cave for one of their kitchen accessories, handy gadgets or funny musthaves.
Zadelstraat 38 // www.keckenlisa.nl
If you slept at Mother Goose or Eye Hotel, you have to know Morpheus! These are the design geniuses of these two of our magnificent hotels. An inspiring shop and the beds are from heaven!
Oudkerkhof 11 // www.morpheus.nl
- All the Luck in the World
'Cute' is probably the word that will stay with you after your visit to this tiny store chock-full of vintage furniture and accessories, as well as unique and refined jewellery.
Zadelstraat 15 // www.alltheluckintheworld.nl
Another awesome gift shop (yes, at Utrecht City Hotels we really like gifts) is Waar (‘where’). All products are sustainably produced, from books and food to clothing and accessories. We share their sustainable vision, so visit them if you do too!
Lijnmarkt 21 // www.ditiswaar.nl
- Betsies Kookwinkel
This golden oldie has decorated the Vismarkt since before we can remember, and is an absolute favorite with locals and restaurants alike: Betsie has the best of everything your kitchen needs!
Vismarkt 6 // www.betsieskookwinkel.nl
The quality-loving fashionistas among us will love Image: a stylish collection of brands and timeless pieces distributed over 4 locations in the city. Whether you’re looking for menswear, women’s wear or children’s wear, Image has you covered.
Lijnmarkt 23 & 25 and Oudkerkhof 48 & 53 // www.imagewear.nl
This really cool and minimalistic and Scandinavian concept store is our favorite address for menswear. From cosy knits to classic blue chinos, Quadrat's guys will style you from head to hem.
Zadelstraat 11 // www.quadratmenswear.nl
While we're on the topic of menswear... SQUARE is Quadrat's streetwear brother. Also Scandinavian, the coolest Europeans around.
Zadelstraat 14 // www.quadratmenswear.nl/square
Do you need a break between all the shopping? Then read our previous blog!
Illustration by: (ex- Utrecht City Hotels -colleague) Sharma Heylen Silvia