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The heart of the Netherlands, with beautiful canals from the 14th century. Just 30 minutes by train from Amsterdam this is a beautiful place to visit. It is the hometown of lots of interesting musea. And for the people who like Miffy (Nijntje) this is her home town. You can find the UNESCO Rietveld Schroder home here as wel a beautiful museum about old trains. The large shopping center between the railway station and the old town houses many interesting shops. In the old part of the city you can walk up the Dom Tower to have a gorgeous view over Utrecht.

Top things to do in Utrecht

  • Walk along the canals in the old historic city center
  • Visit the Dom tower, climb up the stairs for a magnificent view or visit the dungeons below the tower
  • National Railway museum (Spoorwegmuseum)
  • Central Museum of Utrecht
  • Dick Bruna House (Also known as the Museum of Miffy)
  • Shopping
  • Visit some fortresses around Utrecht
  • Unesco Rietveld Schröder House
  • Museum Speelklok (Museum of self playing musical instruments)
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Slot Zuylen
  • Kasteel de Haar
  • Taka a canal tour through the canals of Utrecht (Yes they are different than the Amsterdam Canals)

Where to sleep

When visiting Utrecht there are a lot of hotels to choose from. For example:

But there are many more hotels: See all hotels in Utrecht.


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Source: Tulips in Holland
Photo credits: NBTC Holland Marketing

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