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Various restaurants and accommodation options are located on the campus of the University of Twente.

These places mainly consist of restaurants and canteens and are freely accessible for employees, students or visitors. All buildings are open on working days and closed during the weekend. The sports canteen, an exception to the rule, is opened seven days a week. There are adjusted opening times during holiday periods.

Cafes, restaurants and canteens

  • The Vestingbar

    The student bar in the heart of our campus. Throughout the year it is the location for a large number of student parties and special events.

    The Vestingbar is fully staffed and controlled by students. Open until late, very late!

  • Student restaurant 'De Waaier'

    The Mensa, our student restaurant, serves three different hot meals every night. There is always a vegetarian dish.

    You will find the Mensa in the 'de Waaier' building.

  • Theatercafé

    The Theatercafé, located in the Vrijhof, is a relaxed spot to lunch near the student boulevard. In the evening, the canteen is transformed into a bistro-like restaurant.

    From 5 p.m. you can go there for the daily menu or choose a meal from the menu.

  • Canteens Appèl

    Catering on-site and in the canteens/restaurants is provided and controlled by Appèl.

    For sandwiches, a cup of soup or a hot snack you can visit the various canteens of Appèl in the Spiegel, Ravelijn, Horst, Technohal and the Waaier. You will find the largest selection in the Waaier. The offer in the Technohal is exclusively vegetarian.


  • Coffee corners Appèl

    For a hot cup of whatever you like with an accompanying snack, you can go to one of the Appèl coffee corners in the Ravelijn, Spiegel or Waaier.

  • Restaurant Gallery

    The restaurant in the Gallery's visitor center. You can come here for a good lunch in the dynamic atmosphere of start-ups and entrepreneurs.

  • Restaurant U Parkhotel

    The U Parkhotel has its own à la carte restaurant.  You can go there for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The menu changes every season.

    More information can be found on the U Parkhotel website.

  • Sports canteen

    In the Sports canteen, you can enjoy a cup of coffee, a soda or a beer during weekdays and during the weekend. You will find the sports center near the Utrack and Boulevard.


  • Starbucks

    You can enjoy a cup of famous Starbucks coffee in the Starbucks Store in the Educafé of the Zilverling building.

    Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 09:00-17:00

  • Subway

    In the Atrium of the Bastille, you will find the Subway, known for the generously filled sandwiches.

    Opening hours:

    • Monday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    • Tuesday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    • Wednesday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    • Thursday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    • Friday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    • Saturday 12:00 pm - 6:00 p.m.
  • Frosty's ice cream

    Frosty's is located in the Bastille building at the Boulevard. The tiny shop has its own front door next to the regular Bastille entrance. At Frosty's you can enjoy mainly vegan ice cream. Open hours may vary in different seasons.

Overnight stay

  • Blokhutten

    Seven log cabins (blokhutten) are available on the Campus with a total of 105 sleeping places (fifteen sleeping places per log cabin). These log cabins are simply furnished and therefore very suitable for group stays in an informal setting.

    For a fee, users of the log cabins can use "De Stall", a large covered area where group activities can be held.

    Book the log cabins through the Sport Centre.

  • U Parkhotel

    The U Parkhotel is located on the campus of the University of Twente, on the edge of the forest. It is an internationally oriented hotel, where quality and sustainability go hand in hand. The U in the international name refers to the guest who is central and to the University of Twente.

    The hotel offers 72 rooms, a spacious restaurant with a terrace, a bar and modern conference facilities. On the 9th floor, there are eight executive rooms and a boardroom with a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape.

    The U Parkhotel has its own website for bookings and information.