The Merwede canal was built in the late 19th century by the so-called ‘polder boys’. They lived together in temporary homes, also known as ‘keets’. A ‘keet woman’ was appointed to each shack, to cook, clean and generally care for the polder boys. We’re reliably informed that the evenings were a blast. Café Keet is the name of the café/bar in the creative hotspot Kanaal30, located on the Merwede canal in the south-west of Utrecht. It’s great place for coffee, lunch or drinks. If it’s too cold to sit outside, the inside has been COVID-19-proofed: the seating has been arranged and ‘stacked’ to maintain a safe distance from fellow-customers. Smart! Due to the corona measures, Café Keet only does food and drinks to go at the moment. They are open for coffee, cakes and lunch on weekdays, and also offer an evening meal on Thursdays and Fridays.

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