Ping Pong in Utrecht

Last updated 2 years ago by Jon Wilkins

What could be better on a night out?




Ping Pong?

That’s right! Table Tennis comes to Utrecht in the form of the


While enjoying a beer and a snack, you can play table tennis  at one of the ping pong tables or relax with a board game. The gaming café is located in Peron E, a shed alongside the track in the Tweede Daalsebuurt.

“A unique location”

says John van der Pouw Crane, one of the founders of the club.

The club consists of 3 areas.

In one room there are ping pong tables, in the another room guests can play a board game, chat or eat from the small menu and the third room is highlighted  by one of the largest terraces in Utrecht.

In addition to the Ping Pong club, Peron E. recently accommodated a number of creative entrepreneurs, there is a large hall where activities are programmed and on the large sand plain volleyball courts, jeu des boules courses and gardens have been laid out.

Peron E. references the past of the Dutch Railways and to Evita Peron, the Argentine president who visited this area to visit the factories where trains for Argentina were produced.

Peron E is an initiative of Job Keja van Skonk, who previously co-owned the restaurant Baut on the Wibautstraat in Amsterdam and the Wiersema brothers, known from De Stadstuin.

“The hall was empty for years, so we are proud that with a new concept we are now opening it up to all Utrecht residents”

says Job Keja van Skonk.

The idea after a visit to a ping pong club in London.

The interior design of the Ping Pong club is provided by Sandra Planken from Studio Noun. She was previously responsible for appealing interior concepts in Amsterdam, Utrecht, The Hague and Barcelona. According to Sandra Planken:

“By means of large colour gestures and a nod to Bauhaus, a statement has been made for this club”


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Jon Wilkins

Jon Wilkins

Jon Wilkins is Welsh and lives in England. He is a writer. A Europhile and Remainer, he is a regular visitor to Utrecht and has set his crime novel series in the city.

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