Utrecht is a shopping city. The old buildings and picturesque streets form a beautiful backdrop for a day of shopping, having a drink or to find a nice restaurant.
Besides all the big chain stores there are also several small, unique boutiques. In the area between Central Station and the Old Canal are to most shops. The shops are open seven days a week and on Thursday there is a late night shopping.
If you want to have a rest there are a lot of possibilities for a great lunch in the city centre of Utrecht. In the shopping area you will find cosy brasseries, bistros and cafés where you can relax after a great day of shopping.