City of Utrecht Sports

Utrecht is a versatile, dynamic sports city. A city in which everyone can exercise at his or her own level. A city, moreover that focuses on youth and talent. The local population, young and well-educated, is sports-minded. The city's sports participation of 70% is higher than the country's average. Thanks to the thousands of volunteers who give their time generously.

Utrecht and sport

Utrecht has no fewer than 300 plus sports clubs. All these sports clubs together offer in excess of 40 types of sport. Utrecht has a wide range of modern indoor and outdoor sports complexes, for both top sports and recreational sports. In addition, the beautiful province of Utrecht, with its woods, hills and Holland's 'Lake District', offers numerous possibilities for outdoor sports, such as off-road biking, cycling, triathlon, equestrian sports, rowing and golf.

Sports events in Utrecht

International topsports events are also very welcome. Sports events in Utrecht are always linked to major side event programmes, featuring sports, education and culture. The provincial government, the municipality and trade and industry work together to stimulate top sports development and to attract top sports events to the city and province. In addition to the international events Utrecht presents annual top sports events, including the Jaarbeurs Utrecht Marathon, the Eneco Green Heart Tour, the Singelloop running event and the International Youth Easter Wrestling Tournament.

Utrecht's central location at the junction of roads and railways in the heart of Holland, makes the city an important meeting place. Utrecht is the backdrop for many national and international meetings and events every year.


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