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Best of Utrecht Guide

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Utrecht
This ancient and historic city houses many buildings going back to the early Middle Ages. Until it was overtaken by Amsterdam in the Dutch Golden age, Utrecht was the most important city in the Netherlands. It was and still is the See of the Archbishop of Utrecht, the most important Catholic leader in the Netherlands. The University of Utrecht is the largest in the Netherlands. One of the unique features of the city is the wharf system in its inner canals. Before the city was fully canalised, parts of the Rhine River flowed through the city center. Most prominent of the historic buildings is the Gothic Cathedral of Saint Martin, the construction of which lasted for almost 200 year, beginning in 1254.

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Canals area
Canals area
Attraction type: Historic Walking Areas
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Dom Tower
Dom Tower
Attraction type: Sacred & Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Observation Decks & Towers
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Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum)
Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum)
Attraction type: Speciality Museums
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Rietveld Schroder House
Rietveld Schroder House
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings
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Museum Speelklok
Museum Speelklok
Owner description: Museum Speelklok, the most cheerful museum in the Netherlands! During a visit to the typical Dutch Museum Speelklok, cheerful live music will surround you from centuries-old... more Owner description: Museum Speelklok, the most cheerful museum in the Netherlands! During a visit to the typical Dutch Museum Speelklok, cheerful live music will surround you from centuries-old self-playing musical instruments. The history of these instruments started back in 16th century the Netherlands with the use of church carillons. Over the centuries, the general desire of people to be surrounded by music, led to the invention of all sorts of self-playing musical instruments: musical clocks, musical boxes, orchestrions (self-playing orchestras) and the traditional Dutch street organs. All of these instruments, including the famous street organ named Arabier and the so-called 8th world wonder the Violina, can be admired and heard during the lively museum tour. Thanks to the highly skilled Restoration Workshop, the collection is kept playing and this craft can be passed on from this generation to the next. less
Attraction type: Speciality Museums; Points of Interest & Landmarks; Educational sites; Children's Museums; History Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Frietwinkel
Frietwinkel
Ranked #1 of 586 Restaurants in Utrecht
Price: US$2 - US$10
Cuisines: Dutch, Fast food, European
Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Kimmade Vietnamese Street Food
Kimmade Vietnamese Street Food
Ranked #2 of 586 Restaurants in Utrecht
Price: US$7 - US$13
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese
Good for: Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
American Steakhouse Broadway
American Steakhouse Broadway
Ranked #3 of 586 Restaurants in Utrecht
Price: US$18 - US$49
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Bar, Barbecue, Grill
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
San Siro
San Siro
Ranked #4 of 586 Restaurants in Utrecht
Price: US$54 - US$77
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dogma Hotdogbar
Dogma Hotdogbar
Ranked #5 of 586 Restaurants in Utrecht
Price: US$8 - US$15
Cuisines: Fast food, European, Grill, American
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Stayokay Utrecht - Centrum
2.0 of 5
Stayokay Utrecht - Centrum
US$64 - US$144
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Strowis Budget Hostel
Strowis Budget Hostel
US$24 - US$70
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Domstad
Domstad
US$49 - US$67
Ranked #17 of 29 Utrecht B&B and Inns
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Hotel Mitland
4.0 of 5
Hotel Mitland
US$101 - US$184
Ranked #3 of 22 Hotels in Utrecht
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Holiday Inn Express Utrecht - Papendorp
3.0 of 5
Holiday Inn Express Utrecht - Papendorp
US$76 - US$145 (€68 - €130)
Ranked #4 of 22 Hotels in Utrecht
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NH Utrecht
4.0 of 5
NH Utrecht
US$92 - US$220
Ranked #5 of 22 Hotels in Utrecht
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht
5.0 of 5
Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht
US$154 - US$295
Ranked #2 of 22 Hotels in Utrecht
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Carlton President
4.0 of 5
Carlton President
US$79 - US$166 (€71 - €149)
Ranked #6 of 22 Hotels in Utrecht
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Eye Hotel
4.0 of 5
Eye Hotel
US$99 - US$197
Ranked #9 of 22 Hotels in Utrecht
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