Utrecht Hotels

Mini guide to Utrecht

     

Situated in the southwest of the Netherlands, not far from other large cities like The Hague and Rotterdam, Utrecht is an historic city with much of interest to offer visitors. Apart from its famous Dom tower, there are many intriguing museums, lovely parks and gardens, as well as some old fortresses that used to defend the city.

The city's most prominent and best-known symbol is the Dom Tower, which stands 112m high. If you have the energy, you can walk up the 465 steps to admire a panoramic view of the city.

In the museum quarter of town, you can visit one of many specialist museums, such as: the National Railway Museum with its steam engines; the Museum of Aboriginal Art; or the Central Museum, which has displays on regional history, work of local painters and sculptors through the years, as well as traditional costumes. Each museum offers guided tours in English.

On the edge of town is a string of 46 fortresses built between 1815 and 1885, which once provided an essential line of defence for the city. They no longer have a military purpose but are located in areas of scenic beauty and are well worth a visit. Many are open to the public during National Fortress Month in September.

A good way of going around the city is to take a canal cruise or even rent a water bike. The canals are lined with chic boutiques where you can indulge in some shopping, as well as cafés and restaurants where you can enjoy a meal or drink on the street outside.

The best way to get to Utrecht is to fly to Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, then take a train. Trains leave twice an hour and take about 40 minutes. Utrecht is well-connected to other towns in Holland by a good system of motorways, and travel times by bus and train are relatively short as the country is so small.

Selection of hotels in this region:

NH Utrecht

Park Plaza Utrecht

Malie Hotel

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