City of UtrechtVisiting Utrecht
Discover the secrets and charms of one of the world's 'most unsung cities' (according to travel guide Lonely Planet). Utrecht a city of unparalleled vitality. A medieval city centre small enough to explore on foot, yet large enough to host world-class festivals, fashionable shops, modern architecture and fascinating museums. Friendly outdoor cafés and restaurants. Welcoming hotels. Utrecht has it all. It is only thirty minutes from Schiphol airport and the whole of the Netherlands is just a short journey away.
Picture left: The canals of Utrecht are unique in the world. They are part of an ingenious medieval dockland development with wharves and cellars connected under the streets and huge storage cellars under the canal houses.
- Utrecht City image gallery. Images taken by residents and visitors to the city.
- Visit Utrecht.com
Here you can find more information on the tourist attractions, events, hotels, shopping, museums and much more.
- In Your Pocket Utrecht City Guide
Another city guide with lots of information on the city of Utrecht. In Your Pocket offers on its website print publications for free download, in full, in PDF format.
- Museums in Utrecht
There are eleven unique museums in Utrecht with a broad range of collections. You're sure to be pleasantly surprised!
- Trajectum Lumen light art trail
Trajectum Lumen is an exploration after dark, which follows artistically lit locations throughout Utrecht’s historical city centre. It's free for all to enjoy 365 nights a year.
- Cultural Sundays
Cultural Sundays is a series of monthly festivals and events. Local art establishments and venues work together to prepare a festival based on a theme, which is chosen for its relevance to the City of Utrecht.
- TivoliVredenburg Music Centre
TivoliVredenburg has 5 concert halls, several other facilities and a grand café. At about 18 feet above street level on de Lange Viestraat, directly above the Ronda hall, the central foyersquare can be found, with an amazing view of the city.
- Utrecht CityFilm
This video gives an introduction to the city. Information on some of the highlights of the city, shopping, museums, dining and more.
- Soft drugs
Information about soft drugs in the Netherlands.
Utrecht city map