Utrecht - A city with a unique dynamic
Utrecht is a city that inspires and is constantly in motion, and where so much is being created. Creative spaces where entrepreneurs and artists can cook up new ideas are springing up all over the place. Many of the stately stadskastelen, or medieval manors, have been converted into dining establishments, and the former storage cellars that line the canals are now friendly cafés, trendy shops and restaurants specialising in cuisine from all over the world.
Welcome to the Heuvelrug - an oasis of calm just outside Utrecht and Amersfoort
Go for a bike ride in nature in the Utrechtse Heuvelrug National Park, attend an event or discover the area's military history and cultural heritage. A day trip, a weekend getaway or a holiday in the Heuvelrug are all guaranteed to completely rejuvenate. Enjoy the good things in life, such as beautiful nature, heritage, delicious food and a good night's rest. Whether you are interested in an active or a slow-paced outing, every village in the Heuvelrug has something to offer you.
The Green Heart - There is always something to do in the Green Heart
Expansive meadows, peat bogs, lovely ponds, lakes and rivers, historic villages and cities, forts and farmsteads. That is the Green Heart of Holland! The Green Heart is the large green area between the built-up urban areas in the central-western Netherlands, collectively referred to as the Randstad.
Amersfoort - Multifaceted historic city in the middle of the Netherlands
Amersfoort is the biggest surprise in the Netherlands, right in the middle of the country. You will find this medieval city just 15 minutes by train from Utrecht, with numerous monuments that practically breathe history. At the same time, it is very much alive with modern city life. Amersfoort has a fantastic city centre filled with street art, shops, friendly bars, cafés and outstanding restaurants.
Spakenburg - A contemporary village with authentic character
Spakenburg is a lively village that has managed to maintain its authentic character throughout the years. A visit to Spakenburg entails an encounter with a warm and welcoming culture and age-old customs in combination with modern-day shops and eateries.
Kromme Rijn and Lek region - Sample, experience and enjoy
The Kromme Rijn and Lek region is Utrecht's countryside. Country estates, expansive nature, orchards, the Kromme Rijn River, meadows, cultural history and the floodplains along the Lek River, you will find it all within cycling distance of Utrecht. It starts just outside the city in Amelisweerd, Fort bij Vechten and Speelbos Nieuw Wulven. But that is only the beginning.
Vecht region - All ten municipalities, a diversified whole
Together, the municipalities in the Gooi & Vecht region form a beautiful and diversified whole. Experience the wonderful opportunities for water recreation and active outings such as cycling, hiking, sailing or geocaching. Discover unique cultural treasures and visit famous and lesser-known museums. Explore charming villages and towns, and take a break at one of the many cafés and restaurants in our region for a drink or a bite to eat.