Within just half an hour's travel from the city of Amsterdam and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, you'll find the wonderful cities of Utrecht and Amersfoort. Home to the largest university in the Netherlands, Utrecht is brimming with international talent, but it will also give you a taste of the true Netherlands. Walking along the canals and through the medieval city centres of these two cities, you'll experience the friendliness of the locals and find that the atmosphere is just as appealing as the many attractions and landmarks. Creative minds have transformed old abandoned buildings into bicycle shops, distilleries and galleries. Run-down properties have been decorated with murals, and urban farms and innovative restaurants are popping up all over the place.
Why not do what the locals do and take the bicycle or the train? In between the two cities, you'll find the Utrechtse Heuvelrug National Park, as well as an art-themed cycling path that connects Mondrian's birth house (Amersfoort) with the Rietveld-Schröder House (Utrecht). Together, Utrecht and Amersfoort make for a unique city break that will allow you to truly experience the Netherlands.
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