City of Utrecht Visiting 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.

Utrecht has it all

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. It is only 30 minutes from Schiphol airport and the whole of the Netherlands is just a short journey away.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. 

Useful links

  • Visit
    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

stadskaart Gemeente Utrecht