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Utrecht Free Tours

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Address: Dom Tower | Next to the tower, on the churchside, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Phone Number:
+31 46 701 2357
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Hours:
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

See Utrecht through the eyes of locals. Passionate guides and lively...

See Utrecht through the eyes of locals. Passionate guides and lively stories, taking you through 2000 years of vibrant history. The stuff you won’t find in a guide book. All for free!

We will answer questions like:

- What are you: Utrechter or Utrechtenaar?

- Why did Italians think the pope from Utrecht sucked?

- How long could you live inside a church wall?

- Where did we hide the poor people?

- Battle of the cartoons: Miffy vs. Hello Kitty?

Despite being the city with the biggest medieval centre, biggest student population of the country and a very active cultural life, Utrecht is still largely undiscovered by tourists.

In 2012 we started organizing free tours, on which we want to show Utrecht through the eyes of locals. This means the best, funniest and most bizarre stories, the hidden gems and also some touristic highlights. We are 100% independent and absolutely free, if you tip us we use it to cover our expenses such as printing flyers.

Every Saturday, starting at 12:00 and every sunday starting at 14:00 at the Dom tower (church side)

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Discover hidden gems with a great local guide

Friendly, very knowledgeable, engaging, and good-humored, Oscar took us on a wonderful tour to places we would have never found on our own. He had so many good stories, and they... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Stuttgart, Germany
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Stuttgart, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly, very knowledgeable, engaging, and good-humored, Oscar took us on a wonderful tour to places we would have never found on our own. He had so many good stories, and they brought the city's rich history to life -- even when it started to rain. A great way to learn more about this special place. Highly recommended to both visitors... More 

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Keene, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Utrecht as a base for going to Otterloo (Van Gogh viewing) and discovered that the city is another hidden gem. Jesper v. G provided a great tour, almost 3 hours of entertaining history (there was a break halfway through). His insights added to the charm that we found in this beautiful and dynamic city.

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Remscheid, Germany
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the tour. Much information, but also many nice brief stories brightening up dry history. Allways good to understand (our group size ~35 people)

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our tour with Jasper. The relaxed pace of the walk provides you ample time to gaze about and take in Utrecht's lovely architecture. The well explained historical tidbits shed a new light on the beautiful city. Jasper's passion for Utrecht was palpable and really the secret sauce which made the walk such a lovely day out.

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Thank Traveling_TimS
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Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

I took this two and a half free tour on a glorious Sunday afternoon. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable with Utrecht's history. I highly recommend to everyone to take this tour if they come to Utrecht. You will be surprised to learn so much about Utrecht's untold and interesting past in this tour.

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Jasper H, Guide at Utrecht Free Tours, responded to this review

Hi Bettypll, good to hear that you enjoyed the free tour. Are you really sure you wanted to give 2 starts? Kind regards, Jasper More 

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Reviewed December 29, 2016

It was a really fun afternoon, the guide is friendly and she knows a lot! We learned interesting things about the city and Holland. We love it.

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Breclav, Czech Republic
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Reviewed December 17, 2016

It's perfect way to get oriented in the city, see the most important spots and learn about significant history events from Utrecht. It was very informative, entertaining and comlex. I appreciate the pleasant atmosphere, natural speech and personal approach. If any of you hesitate about taking this tour, just don't! :D You will have great time and hear stories you... More 

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Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Very nice tour with a friendly guide. Showed many beautiful places and shared interesting stories. I loved it.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed November 3, 2016

I had been in Utrecht a million times before, but this time I was travelling with some friends and decided to try the walking tour. Our tour guide Rogier was well-informed, funny and really easy going. The tour touched upon the most interesting parts of Utrecht, in history, art and culture. We really enjoyed it! Thanks Rogier!

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed October 18, 2016

The lovely people at Utrecht free tours are so friendly and know so much about our beautiful city! I have been several times and its always so much fun to take friends are family that are visiting, I always seem to learn something new! Its just the perfect saturday morning stroll...

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