Almost every Utrechter must know the Hofman. This café is located right in the heart of Utrecht directly at Janskerkhof. And it is difficult to describe the Hofman in 1 description. You can eat, drink and dance here very well, but they also have all kinds of shows, lectures and performances. As you can tell: a place for everyone!

A place for everyone
I always really enjoy places where all sorts of people come together to have a good time, and that is definitely what the Hofman is. Here you will find students enjoying a good meal, groups of friends tasting their home-brewed beer Hofdame (which is really delicious!), and families come together. At night all tables move away and you will have the place open up for some dancing!

Time for a borrel
Borrelen is quite a thing in the Netherlands and for a good old borrel Hofman is definitely the right place! They have all sorts of beers on their menu, but a borrel is definitely not complete without good food. We tasted their extensive borrelplank with all kinds of cheeses, hams en of course the classic bitterbal.

New menu
But the best thing about borrelen: dinner comes afterwards! We tried a variety of their new menu, which was a good combination of some classic dishes like chicken saté, hamburger but also Norwegian cod with lentils. All very delicious! You probably must think we had already way too many food but rule number 1: always make sure there is room left for dessert. And happy we did! Their chocolate mousse was one of the best I had in a long time.


  • Delicious food and beers for a good price
  • Big terrace in front at a nice square
  • They organize many activities like comedy and live music


  • If you are looking for fine dining this is not your place

Have you met..Maaike? Maaike is a 20 something year old Utrecht based master student in Amsterdam. After some time as a content marketeer she decided to take the plunge, so since January 2017 she’s back to being a fulltime student with a parttime job. But even with a tight budget Utrecht is just as much enjoyable! This busy bee is always on the move and has a nose for cheap but nice places to visit in Utrecht. Follow her posts by searching #maaikeinutrecht or check out her personal Instagram with tips for all over the Netherlands

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