Utrecht for First Timers

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Dom Tower
Climb 465 steps with a guide to enjoy the spectacular view.

DOMunder Tour
A fascinating underground world with relics and stories of 2000 years of Dutch history at the Domplein, the square where Utrecht was founded.

Rietveld Schröder House
A masterpiece on the UNESCO World Heritage list and considered one of the highlights of the modern art movement ‘De Stijl’.

Guided City Walk
With an English-speaking guide to explore the unique canals with medieval wharves and listed buildings.

Canal boat Excursion
A perfect way to enjoy the magnificent view of the historic facades, the ancient wharves and the impressive high trees along the water.

Citywalk Trajectum Lumen
Follow artistically-lit locations throughout the historical city centre on a route to into churches and basements, bridges and tunnel, canals and wharves — all transformed in the evening to a work of art in light.

Castle de Haar
The largest and most luxurious castle in the Netherlands; a visit is a journey of discovery to a
marvellous other world.

Central Museum
With an extensive collection of old, modern and applied art — and city history collections.

Utrecht Exhibitions and Events

Hacking Habitat
From 26th of February, the former prison at Utrecht Wolvenplein is open to the public. More than eighty artists and thirty scholars, speakers and authors shed light on the role of technology in our lives.

De Rubberboot Missie in August is a spectacular trip with inflatable boats through the canals of Utrecht. This achieved a world record at the Dinghy Mission 2015.


On each Cultural Sunday, lasting usually one day, a number of art disciplines, including theatre, opera, music, dance, film, literature, visual arts, street culture and storytelling come together to present different sides of a central theme.

Great Places to Stay in Utrecht

Hotel Mother Goose
Situated at a lively but relatively unknown part of the historic city centre, the hotel offers a spectacular view of the Dom Tower. Ganzenmarkt 26, mothergoosehotel.com

Dom Hotel
A modern design (boutique) hotel located in a historic monumental building from the 18th Century. Just few meters from the Dom Tower and the Dom Cathedral. Domstraat 4, hoteldom.nl

This boutique hotel opened its doors recently in a unique part of the centre with hip, vintage shops and many design stores. Wijde Begijnestraat 1-3, eyehotel.nl

Het Gekroonde Visje
Attractive, luxurious and comfortable city apartment on the ground floor. Within walking distance of the city centre. Lauwerecht 129, hetgekroondevisje.nl

Great Restaurants in Utrecht

Stan & Co
Take a seat at the kitchen table to see how the cook prepares dishes in the charcoal-fired Josper grill. Ganzenmarkt 16A, stan-co.nl
Het Gegeven Paard
Grandcafé within the walls of music palace Tivolivredenburg. Vredenburgkade 11, cafehetgegevenpaard.nl

Ideas compliments of Utrecht.

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