Utrecht, tourist information

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Coat of arms of Utrecht
Coat of arms of Utrecht

Number of inhabitants: 307.607
Number of national monuments: 1.540

Summary of Utrecht


Nieuwegracht Utrecht
Nieuwegracht Utrecht

Utrecht is a large, old city and also the capital of the province of Utrecht of the same name. In Utrecht you can view top old buildings, shop until you're tired of it, relax in nature or go out for a walk. Utrecht is also referred to as the Dom City, named after the most important monument, the Dom tower of more than 112 meters.


Interesting history of Utrecht


Utrecht Cathedral
Utrecht Cathedral

As mentioned in the first paragraph, Utrecht is an old city. The historic center is then beautiful to view, with many old buildings and with many canals with terraces directly on the water. In 1808 the city itself was briefly the capital of the Kingdom of Holland. The city has more than 1400 national monuments.

As mentioned before, the Dom church tower is the most important monument in the city of Utrecht, the tower is 112 meters high. It is definitely worth climbing the church tower, you have a beautiful view over the city and surroundings, with clear weather you can already see Rotterdam. The nave of the church collapsed in 1674 by a tornado. The city also has 24 courtyards spread throughout the city.


Utrecht Landmarks


Hoog Catharijne shopping center Utrecht
Hoog Catharijne shopping center Utrecht

An old city like Utrecht has many places of interest. If you want to discover all the sights, it will take you a long time. what the Sights you must see are of course the Dom Tower, and the Dom Church. You cannot forget the beautiful canal belt of Utrecht! We think this canal belt is from OurCities, the prettiest.

This has to do with the beautiful quays where you will find many restaurants and terraces.

A bit outside the center you can still see the old city wall of Utrecht


Shopping in Utrecht


Hoog Catharijne shopping center Utrecht
Hoog Catharijne shopping center Utrecht

You can shop very well in Utrecht, in the old city center you can find almost all shops and in addition, around the largest central station in the Netherlands, there is the covered shopping center Hoog Catharijne, where you can also find a lot of shops.

Utrecht:

shopping evening: Thursday
Every Sunday shopping Sunday


Activities in Utrecht


Nobeldwarsstraat, fortress canal Utrecht
Nobeldwarsstraat, fortress canal Utrecht

in Utrecht you can also visit various museums, cinemas and theaters. You can also take a cruise through the canals of Utrecht.


MUSEUMS UTRECHTATTRACTIONS UTRECHT
  • Central Museum, the Central Museum is a house with many discoveries and many changing exhibitions. Click here for the site.
  • Catharijneconvent Museum, the Catharijneconvent shows the past and present of Christianity in the Netherlands with ancient and contemporary art. Click here for the site.
  • Museum Speelklok, carillon bells, music boxes, player pianos, the singing nightingale, orchestrions and barrel organs… All of these can be found in the Museum. Click here for the site.
  • The Railway Museum, this is a museum with many attractions you will learn everything about the railways and steam trains. Click here for the museum.
  • Observatory Sonnenborgh, discover the secrets of Sonnenborgh. Look for cannon holes behind the meter-thick walls of the 16th-century fortifications. Climb the stairs to the 19th-century star domes and gaze at stars and planets on a dark evening. Click here for the site.
  • University MuseumEver seen a cone roll up? See aluminum floating? It is possible in the science museum of the Central Netherlands. Click here for the site.

 

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  • Domunder, discover 2000 years of history underground! click here for the site.
  • Dom tower, the Dom Tower is over 600 years old and also the highest church tower in the Netherlands. You can climb it. The Dom Tower has 465 steps. Click here for the site.
  • Cruise, take a canal cruise through the city's canals. Click here for the possibilities to sail through the canals.

 

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CINEMAS UTRECHTTHEATERS UTRECHT
  • Kinepolis Utrecht City. cinema with regular program. Click here for the site.
  • Kinepolis Utrecht Jaarbeurs. bioscope with regular program. Click here for the site.
  • Pathé Rembrandt Utrecht. cinema with regular program. Click here for the site.
  • Pathé Utrecht Leidsche Rijn. bioscope with regular program. Click here for the site.
  • Springhaver. cinema with special program. Click here for the site.
  • Louis Hartlooper Complex, cinema with special program. Click here for the site.
  • Movie theater 't Hoogt, cinema with special program. Click here for the site.

 

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  • City Theatre. Click here for the site.
  • The Werftheater Utrecht. Click here for the site.
  • Theater Rasa. Click here for the site.
  • The House of Utrecht. Click here for the site.
  • Beatrix Theater. Click here for the site.
  • Schiller Theater. Click here for the site.
  • Theater The Musketon. Click here for the site.
  • Aldo theater with puppets. Click here for the site.
  • Theater Frog. Click here for the site.
  • Zimihc. Click here for the site.

 

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Nature & Parks in Utrecht


Nobeldwarsstraat, Utrecht ramparts
Nobeldwarsstraat, Utrecht ramparts

The city of Utrecht has no fewer than 37 parks to relax in. In the city center of Utrecht you will come across the following two parks: one of these is the Zocherpark which you can find in the Singel area and the second choice is the Moreelsepark, this park is also called Nieuweroord park
There is also a very beautiful large nature reserve on the Utrechtse Heuvelrug, which is the second largest nature reserve in the Netherlands.


Steps in Utrecht


The Oudegracht in Utrecht
The Oudegracht in Utrecht


Utrecht is really a student city, there are relatively few elderly people and many young people. The nightlife is also geared to it. The most important streets for walking are the Neude, the Janskerkhof and the Nobelstraat.


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