The Utrechtsestraat is a 600 metres long, canal-crossing, shopping street. For many it is somewhat a ‘forgotten’ street. Undeservingly so, in our opinion. Therefore this street get’s its own page on Conscious Travel Guide.
This charismatic shopping street boasts many independent shops and boutiques. Whether you are looking for music, books, clothing, jewellery, food or kitchenware, you will find it here. The Utrechtsestraat and its side streets, are also full of fantastic restaurants, from gourmet delicatessens and casual cafes to Asian, Mediterranean or French fine-dining. Due to the fact that there are so many independent shops in the Utrechtsestraat, the opening hours can differ a lot per shop. Some shops might not be open on Sunday or don’t have an evening opening. Other shops have longer opening hours than normal.
The Utrechtsestraat runs parallel to the river Amstel, from Rembrandtplein (Rembrandt Square) to the Frederiksplein (Frederik’s Square), crossing the three main canals, Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht. The street dates back to 1658, even though not many of the original buildings still exist.
Highlights in Utrechtsestraat
The Utrechtsestraat is a shopping street, with many food stores, restaurants and cafes. I would like to emphasise that the street is more than just shopping. Especially when you consider it is so close to Rembrandtplein and various museums along the main canals the Utrechtsestraat crosses.
Website: Utrechtsestraat (NL)