The 20 most beautiful sights and museums to visit in Utrecht

Utrecht was one of the first cities in the Netherlands with city rights and has a long history. After Amsterdam and Maastricht, Utrecht has the largest number of national monuments. Characteristic of the city is the Domtoren, which is why Utrecht is called the Domstad. The 112 meter high church tower is the highest in the Netherlands. The historic centre is surrounded by a single canal and the Oudegracht and Nieuwegracht run right through the city. Along the Oudegracht you will find the characteristic yards and yard cellars with nice hot spots and terraces along the water. Create your own city guide and experience the beautiful sides of Utrecht.

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The beautiful Gothic church in the bustling city centre is called the Domkerk. This striking attraction is not to be missed in Utrecht.

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Museum Catharijneconvent

In the Museum Catharijneconvent you will learn more about Christianity in the Netherlands and discover the beautiful treasury and artworks.

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Willibrordkerk Utrecht

The beautifully decorated neo-Gothic Willibrordkerk is a real landmark in Utrecht and open to the public all year round.

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Museum Speelklok

The Speelklok Museum is a true musical experience for young and old. During the tour you will learn all about the self-playing musical instruments.

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Best hotels in the center of Utrecht

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Het Spoorwegmuseum

Let yourself be surprised at Het Spoorwegmuseum and admire all the fascinating stories about trains, inventions and other special transports.

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Sonnenborgh museum

How does wind actually occur? And how to decipher the secrets of the sun? Learn and discover all this in the Sonnenborgh museum.

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Discover what it was like to live in a working-class neighborhood in the poor conditions of around 1920. Step into the life of the De Jong family.

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Characteristic area in the southern part of the city with several old buildings, nice streets, museums, restaurants and nightlife.

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Recommended for an overnight stay in Utrecht

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Come into higher atmospheres and climb the Domtoren on a guided tour. With a height of no less than 112 meters, it is the highest tower in the Netherlands.

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Zeven Steegjes

Small beautifully restored neighborhood in the inner city with a cosy character. Wander through the narrow streets and alleys along the workers' houses.

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Centraal Museum

The Centraal Museum introduces you to beautiful old art as well as new design by big names such as Dick Bruna and Gerrit Rietveld.

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Sint Augustinuskerk

The impressive Sint Augustinuskerk is located on the Oudegracht in the centre of Utrecht. The big columns give you a special welcome.

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For a unique experience during your day in Utrecht visit DOMunder. Explore the 2000 years of history of the Domplein.

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When you visit Utrecht you can't miss the yard cellars. There are no less than 732 and used to be used as storage or as a passage.

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Kruideniersmuseum Utrecht

Ignore yourself in the time of Betje Boerhave, a grocer from the 19th century and don't forget to visit the atmospheric (candy) shop.

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On the Oudegracht above the historic yard cellars you can see beautiful works of art by young and established artists at the GrachtenGalerie.

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nijntje museum

During a day in Utrecht, go with the family to the nijntje museum where little ones go on discovery, together with Miffy and her friends.

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Kunstruimte KuuB

Art and culture lovers can indulge in KUuB. Beautiful works of art are exhibited in the beautiful space.

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Universiteitsmuseum Utrecht

The Universiteitsmuseum Utrecht is very interesting for young and old. Discover the researcher inside yourself and learn all about animals and experiments.


Het Utrechts Archief

During a visit to Het Utrechts Archief, both children and adults learn all about the history of the city.

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