Day trips from 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.

De Haar Castle

De Haar Castle in Haarzuilens The De Haar Castle in Haarzuilens is worth every minute of the 45 minute trip from Utrecht Central Station. This castle is one of the best maintained ones in the Netherlands and designed by the same architect that designed the Rijksmuseum and Central Station in [...] Continue reading about De Haar Castle.

Green Heart

Enjoy a visit to the Green heart of the Randstad The Green Heart is found in the middle of the Randstad between, among others, Utrecht, Amsterdam and Rotterdam and is an are where moors and meadows dictate the landscape. With no less than 7 regions in the Green Heart, from the Dutch lake areas to [...] Continue reading about Green Heart.

New Dutch Water Line

Explore Dutch history along the New Dutch Water Line The New Dutch Water line is a piece of land that served as defense against invasions when the land was covered with water. No surprise then that the technique of putting the land under water as a defense against invaders worked successfully numerous times in [...] Continue reading about New Dutch Water Line.

Utrechtse Heuvelrug

Utrechtse Heuvelrug From Rhenen to Huizen in the province of Utrecht you find the National Park Utrechtse Heuvelrug (Utrecht Crest). A wonderful sight to go see. Imagine walking through the forests and enjoying the silence of the wide open heath and perhaps even seeing a doe grazing. [...] Continue reading about Utrechtse Heuvelrug.