If there’s one city in the Netherlands that has an abundance of beautiful classic sights to see, it’s Utrecht. From the Dom Tower through to the popular canals like the Oudegracht are worth a day trip in the Dom City.
Walking through the city center you can’t miss them (and probably don’t want to), the cosy squares that really are the hotspots in the city. From the Dom to the Neude they offer a variety of comfortable terraces and take you by the hand through the history of the city.
DompleinAt the Domplein (Dom Square) in Utrecht you first run into the Domkerk and the Domtoren. Two sights you really can't miss when visiting Utrecht. On the square you next find a number of monuments that represent the turbulent history of the square and city. [...] Continue reading about Domplein.
JanskerkhofThe Janskerkhof (Saint John's Cemetery) in Utrecht goes back to the 11th century when the area was walled and only accessible to the ecclesiastical community. At least one reason for a visit to the square today are the various beautiful 17th and 18th century houses [...] Continue reading about Janskerkhof.
MariaplaatsWalking through Utrecht via the Moreelsepark from the station to the city center, passing Mariaplaats (Maria Place) is a given. Named after the former area that belonged to the Mariakerk (Maria Church), the Mariaplaats runs all the way from the Catharijnesingel to the Springweg and [...] Continue reading about Mariaplaats.
NeudeThe square in Utrecht where many large festivals and events are organized is the Neude. During the annual Kingsday, for example, the square is colored orange all around. Distinctive characteristics of the square are the rectangular shape that comes together in a point and the [...] Continue reading about Neude.
VredenburgNamed after the castle that was build at this location in 1528, Vredenburg is inevitable for any visitor coming via public transport. Impossible to miss at the exit of the shopping mall Hoog Catharijne that is attached to the central station. Most interesting days to [...] Continue reading about Vredenburg.
Oude HortusWhile on a visit in Utrecht, be sure to walk in at the Oude Hortus (Old Garden) for a unique garden. This garden from the 17th century at the Lange Nieuwstraat and the accompanying glass house complex isn't interesting just when it comes to fauna, [...] Continue reading about Oude Hortus.
Park TranswijkIn the middle of the district Kanaleneiland (Canals Island) you find Park Transwijk where both the petting zoo Eilandsteede as the playgrounds are sure to make a success out of your trip with your kids. Cooling off during a summer afternoon is easily achieved near [...] Continue reading about Park Transwijk.
WilhelminaparkDesigned in the 19th century, the Wilhelminpark with a surface of 25 acres is a relaxing place in east Utrecht. The English style of the city park results in a romantic environment where the fountain offers some refreshment. Especially the wide grass fields and promenade [...] Continue reading about Wilhelminapark.
ZocherparkThe Zocherpark is, as the name already suggests, designed by J.D. Zocher around the old city center at request by the mayor of Utrecht. With the task to turn the defense works into a park, J.D. Zocher started in 1828 with the result the current [...] Continue reading about Zocherpark.
Varying from the Railway Museum to the Central Museum, if you’re interested in history of any kind you’re sure to have a great experience. Also art lovers and Miffy fans will definitely enjoy their visit to Utrecht.
Centraal MuseumThe Centraal Museum in Utrecht really has something fro everybody. From Rietveld to miffy, abstract art to designs by Victor & Rolf, the collections are so diverse that you're sure to have enough to see during your visit. Where the internet made the viewing audience [...] Continue reading about Centraal Museum.
Museum CatharijneconventThe history of Christianity is what the Museum Catharijneconvent (Museum St. Catharine Convent) let's you explore through the help of a treasure room full of gold and silver artifacts, beautiful paintings and even centuries old clothing. Thanks to the split up collections, you can discover [...] Continue reading about Museum Catharijneconvent.
Museum SpeelklokFrom musical boxes to street organs, special clocks to playful drums you find in the Museum Speelklok (Playing Clock Museum) in Utrecht. Maybe it's hard too imagine but for a long time there was no other kind of live music than this! Throughout the museum [...] Continue reading about Museum Speelklok.
nijntje museum (miffy museum)Previously known as the dick bruna house is nowadays called the nijntje museum (miffy museum). Who didn't grow up with the adventures of miffy! These and other main characters from the works of Dick Bruna you discover in the miffy museum across the street from [...] Continue reading about nijntje museum (miffy museum).
Rietveld Schröder HouseWe've already mentioned Utrecht being the birth town of Gerrit Rietveld, but did you know there is actually a Rietveld Schröder House designed by this famous Utrecht-born artist? The house from 1924 largely consists of horizontal and vertical planes and is listed on the UNESCO [...] Continue reading about Rietveld Schröder House.
Sonnenborgh observatoryOriginally intended as an extension of the defense wall around the old city center of Utrecht and temporary used for housing the KNMI (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute), Sonnenborgh is nowadays used as an observatory. One the one hand used for astrological measurement using the 5 [...] Continue reading about Sonnenborgh observatory.
SpoorwegmuseumWelcome to the Spoorwegmuseum (Railroad Museum) where your exploration of the railroads throughout the centuries starts with your first step into the museum. It literally takes you by the hand through different worlds where train travel plays a central role. From The Great Discovery about [...] Continue reading about Spoorwegmuseum.
Universiteitsmuseum UtrechtThe Universiteitsmuseum (University Museum) in Utrecht offers a look into the history of various science areas like medicine and archaeology. While we pull out iPads without any second thought these days, here you find hand drawn educational cards. Also the instruments that were used in [...] Continue reading about Universiteitsmuseum Utrecht.
The central location of Utrecht has another benefits, besides it being easy to get to, it is surrounded on all sides by interesting sights to see. From the New Dutch Water Line to the De Haar castle and not to forget the nature reserves close by. You’re guaranteed not to get bored exploring the sights nearby Utrecht.
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