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Address: Utrecht, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 310854019555
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Not Like Amsterdam

Utrecht has its own charm. Even the bicyclists are friendlier than those in Amsterdam. This is a place for long, quiet walks. Some nice shops. And many of the restaurants have... read more

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Charlotte, North Carolina

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Utrecht has its own charm. Even the bicyclists are friendlier than those in Amsterdam. This is a place for long, quiet walks. Some nice shops. And many of the restaurants have terraces right on the canal. Enjoy.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The canaldistrict of Utrecht is a beautiful area of Utrecht. You can sense the developement of the town along 1000 years. Living and working close to the water. Parts are quit and beautiful, other parts are busy, all kinds of shop, restaurants and bars.

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Bucharest
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Walking along the canals is a wonderful experience. One could enjoy running or have a picnick. Whichever you may choose, it is stunning.

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Canals everywhere! It was my first day in Holland and first "Canal" area - so for me it was amazing. But after beeing there couple of days - I can say it is just ok. All Utrecht has very nice general "climate" of interesting city, but this was just ok. You can borrow kayak or so, and voyage by yourself

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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On a sunny day, it was such a delight walking along the canals, admiring the architecture of Utrecht, old and not so old. The canals also have a lovely green belt, which is just great to sit and enjoy the sun, and a picnic. I spent hours walking along them, they start very close to the station and continue to... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Canals are the hallmark of many a Dutch city, the hallmark of the nations history and relationship with the water. There was a lot of action on the Canals the day we were strolling the area. There was some sort of boating regatta, there are a series of Locks throughout the town. It is in some places very active... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although mostly lined with shops and restaurants, the canals area is really great for a stroll and to get a feel of the city. The restaurants are usually down by the water and offer an idyllic lunch or dinner spot, with restaurants often featuring gorgeous old architecture. Good for shopping or just a wonder around!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are two main canals that go through Utrecht. One is touristic and the other is just residential. They are both worth strolling down (Utrecht is tiny) to get a sense of them. Really the canals are a high point of Utrecht.

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Thank stonewithnomoss
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even a rainy day couldn't hide the beauty of the canals and the city of Utrecht. I love history and they have a beautiful scenery of the city. I personally loved it more than Amsterdam canals tour of which were wonderful too.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved the walk around the canals, the area is much beautiful than Amsterdam. Along the canals there are tres, beautiful houses and even pubs and restaurants to eat. It is very quiet and relaxing. Different atmosphere as compared to Amsterdam. It is very worth going to this city just for a couple of hours walk. It is very convenient... More 

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