This French beauty chain stocks well-known brands such as Clinique, Benefit, Nars and Origins alongside lesser-known cult beauty products like Ole Henriksen’s Seven Skincare Sensations. The Parisian feel of the store lures in passers-by and it is the perfect place to find gifts – or indulgent products for yourself.
Sephora, Rijnkade 5, 3511 LC Utrecht, +31 (0)30-2307281
One of the largest cosmetics retailers in Europe, Douglas sells everything from Chanel’s latest make-up range to much-loved British brand Benefit. Professional in-store beauty experts who are trained to match their products to your skin tone and advise on trends make Douglas a one-stop shop for all your beauty needs.
Douglas, Vredenburg 3, 3511 BA Utrecht, +31302312467
Ici Paris XL
For one of the largest ranges of perfumes and cosmetics, Ici Paris XL is a good place to head. This chic Parisian-style beauty chain stocks everything from Marc Jacobs’ latest scent to classics such as Chanel No 5.
Ici Paris XL, Vredenburg 2, 3511BA Utrecht, +31 (0)800 022 8009
Alongside its vast range of luxury clothing, accessories and lifestyle furnishings, De Bijenkorf offers an impressive roster of beauty brands, usually housed on the ground floor. This grande dame of retail sells Chanel, Bobbi Brown, MAC and luxury line Crème de la Mer.
De Bijenkorf, Sint Jacobsstraat 1 3511 BR Utrecht, +31 0800 0818
Vroom & Dreesmann
Alongside clothing for women, men and children, this family-friendly store stocks a vast range of affordable beauty products, including Holland’s much-loved Rituals brand, which offers organic hamam salts scented with eucalyptus and moisturisers infused with rose petals.
Vroom & Dreesmann, Rijnkade 5 3511 LC Utrecht, +31 (0)900 2358363