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Canals area

Utrecht, The Netherlands
+31 85 401 9555
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Lively Utrecht

Bustling canal streets full of cafes, restaurants stores and especially lots of people and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Beautiful plane!

Canals area in Utrecht is almost magnificent - especial during evenings and nights. This place is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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“canal level” (24 reviews)
“water level” (16 reviews)
“beautiful canal” (10 reviews)
Utrecht, The Netherlands
+31 85 401 9555
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Bustling canal streets full of cafes, restaurants stores and especially lots of people and bicycles. Look in all directions before crossing the streets: bikes have the right of way.

Thank bonsi7
Reviewed 1 week ago

Canals area in Utrecht is almost magnificent - especial during evenings and nights. This place is almost always crowded and full of life. Full of restaurants and bars.

Thank Cyraga
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good selection of restaurants and bars are on both sides of the canals and some of them are situated in the edge of the canals which has been wine cellars in old times. Good place for Nightlife roaming. Old buildings with picturesque architectures are available....More

Thank iamchathu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The old center of Utrecht has its own canals. when you walk on the street you pass lots of galeries, design shops and antiques shops. it is a trendy neighbourhood. But also take the stairs to walk at the water level. take a terrace or...More

Thank Margrieta2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Many canals have golden lights for Christmas! It’s always pretty to see the canals but this is my first time during the Christmas season. Very beautiful.

Thank Caryn D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had no idea that so close to Amsterdam (30 minute modern train ride) from Schiphol, Utrecht could be found. Such a cute, friendly, pretty and exciting little town. The Dutch are considered very happy people and in Utrecht this is not different. Everyone is...More

Thank Bruno T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whatever you are looking for in Utrecht, it's at the canals. Are you looking for great restaurants, bars, coffee shops or just to hang out, you find a longside the canal of Utrecht. Whenever anyone asked me where anything where, the answer was always: By...More

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Utrecht and the canals area is stunning. It is lovely to walk around the area and the restaurants and shops provide plenty to do.

Thank James M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The canals are very interesting and a must see. The boat trips are the best way to see them up close.

Thank Termite42
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The canals area of Utrecht is some of the most attractive. They are quieter than those in Amsterdam and you can walk down the side. Both the canals and the surrounding areas are very picturesque.

Thank md1mm
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May 3, 2016|
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Response from jamesmichael2013 | Reviewed this property |
The Tourist office is right next to the famous Dom or tower. You can't miss it.The office is very friendly and has a free map of Utrecht and sell a detailed one for 3.50 Euros.
March 7, 2016|
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Response from Frank T | Reviewed this property |
Naturally cheaper accommodation is away from Amsterdam, however if you've travelled to Holland to see the canals and the wonderful museums, it's far better to stay nearby.
February 2, 2016|
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Response from diveninja21 | Reviewed this property |
Hi yeah it takes about 40 minutes by train. City centre and cannals certainly doable in a day. Depends what you want to all see and how long you have. We certainly saw plenty in one day.