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All reviews canal level beautiful canal water level boat trip restaurants and bars the lower level main canal dutch cities both sides oude gracht walk around old city nice walk sunny day visit utrecht city centre train station
I went with a group of friends and we spent quite a bit of time in this area wandering about, stopping off for drinks, food etc.
There are plenty of places to stop at and all the seating looks out onto the water so nice...More
Spent the day walking through the canal district, quite lovely!
But it was brought down in my opinion by the constant high street intrusion of shops. Street vendors and small aspects of traditional/original architecture was overshadowed by this in my opinion.
Perhaps it would be...More
You immediately observe that the canals in Utrecht are different from those in other old Dutch cities. There are two levels: one close to the water with storage capacity like cellars, the other at street level with housing. The system could only be developed after...More
This area is terrific for shopping, eating, drinking and just enjoying the city. The canal is well maintained, clean and super for a good walk. There are many restaurants at the lower level, and a great range of cuisines.
Second time in Amsterdam, we know how busy the streets and canals are so we decided to go to Utrecht instead. We took an intercity train from Amsterdam Central Station to Utrecht Central Station, 17mins. The circular walking path starts outside the mall outside the...More
Like all cities with multiple water displays, whether canals, rivers, lakes or waterfalls, Utrecht has quite a few canals that identify with a general feature throughout the Netherlands, and transform its downtown/old town a favorite go to-spot for visitors and locals alike.
Sorry for providing a general answer: The canals area has an upper and a lower side. The latter is not accessable most of the time, with the exception of a big terrace near the town hall in the bend of the Oude Gracht. An... More
Sorry for providing a general answer: The canals area has an upper and a lower side. The latter is not accessable most of the time, with the exception of a big terrace near the town hall in the bend of the Oude Gracht. An arch/tunnel allows you to move to the waterside terrace from a side street.
Having said this, at street level you will also find street terraces where you can take something to eat and/or drink and enjoy the summer. Restaurant staff will help by adjusting the tables and chairs, maybe less inclined when it is very crowded at peak times.