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.

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