Utrecht is a beautiful university city in the Netherlands, known for its medieval center. It has peaceful canals with a relaxing, unique wharf, housing cafés and terraces by the water, and stunning architecture. It’s a small city, allowing you to experience the city in one day, although I would recommend 2-3 days to really enjoy what Utrecht has to offer.
Utrecht is one of the oldest cities in The Netherlands, yet it’s the lively, beating heart of Holland. The city is built around the Dom Tower, which you can see from any point in the city (an easy way to make sure you are never lost). With ancient and historic buildings, hundreds of monuments, and the largest university in the Netherlands, you’ll experience a unique atmosphere like nowhere else.
Minimum 1 day
Accessibility Level – Medium
Dutch (official language), Frisian is spoken in the northern province of Friesland. English, German and French are widely spoken.
Babies, Kids, Teens, Adults, Seniors
230 volts AC, 50Hz. Plugs with two round pins are standard
Dom Tower, Utrecht
The Dom Tower of Utrecht is the tallest and oldest church tower in the Netherlands, at 112 meters in height. It’s a place you must visit when in Utrecht and is considered the symbol of Utrecht. The tower was built between 1321 and 1382 as part of St. Martin’s Cathedral.
Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum)
The Railway Museum at Utrecht is one of the city’s most renowned museums and makes for a great day out – especially for kids and any rail enthusiasts. It takes you on an exciting journey through two centuries of railway history with train stations and trains from different areas. There’s even an old fashion barbershop. Visitors go on a journey through the history of the railway network in Holland.
Museum Speelklok, Utrecht
Are you looking for the most fun and cheerful cultural activity in the center of Utrecht? Museum Speelklok is undoubtedly the most cheerful musical museum you’ll visit and a must-see when traveling with children. It is home to the world’s most extensive collection of mechanical musical instruments, with over 600 instruments from all over the world.