Centuries old, young at heart

Utrecht, one of the oldest cities, lies in the heart of the Netherlands. The city was built around the Dom Tower, which you can see from any point in the city. No other city in the world has comparable wharf cellars housing cafés, restaurants and terraces by the water. Like to go shopping? Attached to the Central Station you find Hoog Catharijne; a great shopping mall with a lot of shops and and restaurants. At the other end you reach the city centre with boutiques, giftshops and markets. You can also relax by the canals, discover museums in the Museumkwartier or visit the master of design: Gerrit Rietveld. The possibilities in Utrecht are unlimited.

Must sees - in Utrecht

Utrecht Region

Vibrant cities and peaceful nature can be found right next to each other in the Utrecht Region. Combine the best of both worlds and discover what the region has to offer.


Everything in the Vecht region revolves around the most beautiful river of the Netherlands. Experience the region in a completely different way from the water!

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Amersfoort has a remarkable historical city centre with a medieval atmosphere, but you can also enjoy the modern city life.

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Utrechtse Heuvelrug

The Utrechtse Heuvelrug is an oasis of peace just outside the Randstad conurbation. It is well-known for its stunning natural landscape, wealth of country estates and vibrant towns and villages.

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Kromme Rijnstreek

Here, you will find the Utrecht region's outdoors, at cycling distance from the city. It features country estates, sprawling natural landscapes, fruit orchards, the Kromme Rijn river and cultural history.

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Het Groene Hart

The Green Heart. Sprawling fields, moors, beautiful lakes and rivers, historical villages and cities, forts and farms. That is the Green Heart of Holland!

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Utrecht's wharf cellars are brimming with cosy cafés, trendy shops and restaurants. Once you start exploring, you can find all sorts of wonderful places.

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Spakenburg is a lively village, and the Old Harbour is Spakenburg's soul. It makes you feel like you are walking through the living history of an old fishing village.

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Discover the young, dynamic city Nieuwegein with a surprisingly rich history, where old and new merge.

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Discover the beautiful nature in and around Leusden and its rich history. The perfect place for a walk or bike ride across the estates or past old trenches and bunkers.

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