The Vechtstreek, or Vecht region, owes its name to the Vecht River, one of the most idyllic rivers in the Netherlands, famous for the many 17th and 18th century country estates along the banks. The area offers an abundance of culture, history, scenic beauty and recreation, combined with a wide range of shops, inviting eateries and one-of-a-kind places to spend the night. In other words, it is perfect for a memorable bike ride or cruise, a day of shopping, a visit to a castle, museum or windmill, a walk around one of the picturesque villages or a day on the shores of the lakes. There is something for everyone, in every season!
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.
Amersfoort has a remarkable historical city centre with a medieval atmosphere, but you can also enjoy the modern city life.Meer over Amersfoort
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.Meer over Utrechtse Heuvelrug
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.Meer over Kromme Rijnstreek
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!Meer over Het Groene Hart
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.Meer over Utrecht
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.Meer over Spakenburg
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!Meer over Vechtstreek
Discover the young, dynamic city Nieuwegein with a surprisingly rich history, where old and new merge.Meer over Nieuwegein