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Take a city break and explore Utrecht

Things to do in Utrecht

ferry to utrecht
Travel with the Stena Line ferries to Holland and explore charming Utrecht

With its combination of a rich history and a dynamic present, Utrecht is a particularly interesting city to visit, with the highest density of cultural treasures, central shopping locations, largest medieval city centre and the best university in Holland.

With the extensive number of festivals, events and stages, there is always a musical, dance, art or theatrical performance to enjoy. Be surprised and experience the friendly Utrecht atmosphere.

Visit Utrecht for a cultural experience

Utrecht offers many unique attractions. Fans of Miffy should visit the Dick Bruna Huis and learn all there is to know about our favourite little rabbit.

Fans of architecture should visit the Rietveld Schröderhuis, the Dom Church and the Dom Tower - the number one attraction in Utrecht standing at 112 metres high!

Canals in Utrecht
Explore Utrecht Canals

Don't miss the Utrecht canals with their wharves and wharf cellars, which are truly unique. They can best be enjoyed by taking a leisurely boat or gondola ride on the canals.

An absolute must in Utrecht is a meal in one of the many restaurants located in the wharf cellars. Enjoy delicious cuisine on one of the canal-facing terraces and watch the world go by.

Utrecht Flower Market
Shopper’s Paradise

Utrecht is a city where you can visit a market every day of the week. The centre of the city is host to three large markets: the Lapjesmarkt (fabric market), the Bloemenmarkt (flower market) and the large general market held at Vredenburg.

For indoor shopping, visit De Bijenkorf (St Jacobsstraat 1); a beautiful department store that stocks the best brands in fashion, shoes, accessories, kitchenware and furniture. Or explore the Hoog Catharijne (linked to Utrecht Central Station); Hoog Catharijne is believed to be the biggest shopping centre in Holland. Plus, Utrecht’s city centre has so much to offer.

The Lijnmarkt is a bustling, busy street with many fashion and shoe shops and the Oudegracht boasts plenty of special fashion and jewelry shops.