Utrecht university town

Utrecht is energetically young and impressively old. Choosing Utrecht means studying in a friendly, atmospheric city. It has the intimacy of a small town, with the facilities and ambitions of a big city. A pocket-sized global city, where you will soon feel at home. Now wonder so many students want to live there!

Utrecht university town

Utrechtstudentenstad.nl (in Dutch) is the site for Utrecht's students. There, you will find an up-to-date listing of activities and an overview with handy links.

Student associations

Utrecht is a city with a striking number of student associations (in Dutch). As a prospective student, you have plenty of choice. Most student associations are situated in the centre of Utrecht, making them easily accessible.


ViaKunst is a small, creative student association in Utrecht. ViaKunst offers art, culture and conviviality and helps you meet up with members who share the same interests.
Read more about ViaKunst (in Dutch)


In Utrecht, students can often get discounts for exercise and sports facilities. There are also loads of student sports associations you can join.

Politics, culture and religion

In addition to student and sports associations, there are plenty of opportunities for political and international activities (in Dutch) or you can join one of the religious associations (in Dutch). What's more, Utrecht offers a huge range of artistic and cultural activities.