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Domplein 21, 3512 JE Utrecht The Netherlands
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Castles, Canals and Good Folk: Explore the old city on an audio walking tour
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Castles, Canals and Good Folk: Explore the old city on an audio walking tour

Utrecht is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, having started out in the 1st century as a Roman frontier fort. It has always been important and has the scars and the achievements to prove it. <br><br>Join me on this self-guided GPS audio tour along canals and down laneways that have witnessed the passing of Knights, Emperors and Beguines. We will explore the less familiar northern quarters of the old city, to castles; a wartime bunker; poetry on high, lofty mansions and little cottages. <br><br>Utrecht is located in the centre of the country and is easy to get to from anywhere. You will come to understand the vitality of today's Utrecht more clearly through the layers of its near and distant past. There are also plenty of places to stop on the way to pull up a chair, order a coffee and watch the world walk, drift, or cycle by.
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_Mags_NL wrote a review Sep 2020
Luanda, Angola270 contributions35 helpful votes
This was an enjoyable tour to the top of the tower. You pass through several different rooms where our guide Evie gave us the background of each room’s original use and how it had changed over time. The stair case becomes increasingly narrow as you get to the upper floors. Because of the scaffolding we were able to climb to the level of the pointed roof (higher than usual) and enjoy magnificent views. We booked online but tickets are also available at the VVV building next to the tower. Tickets are €10. You are not allowed to bring a bag or even a small handbag and lockers are provided. The stairs are narrow but even and there are plenty of hand rails so it is suitable for most. The viewing point is enclosed so it’s very safe (also for children). There was hand sanitiser available and enough space to keep 1.5m distance from the other guests.
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Date of experience: September 2020
Steven wrote a review Jul 2020
Kampenhout, Belgium18 contributions
Unfortunately you can't see anything from the outside. The view from the top is nice. Great bells inside.
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Date of experience: July 2020
Tonia Kz wrote a review Jul 2020
Corinth, Greece31 contributions20 helpful votes
The Dom is in the centre of the city so it’s not something you might miss. Even though it was under construction when I visited , it remained amazing. The tour was great and we got plenty of interesting information on the Dom’s history through centuries. Plus the view of the whole city is great !
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Emma E wrote a review Jun 2020
Utrecht, The Netherlands458 contributions91 helpful votes
Don't come to see the outside as it's currently being refurbished (2020). It will take a couple of years I believe. The inside is still very nice though with changing art exhibitions and beautiful permanent pieces.
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Date of experience: June 2020
1 Helpful vote
jessimo wrote a review May 2020
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom711 contributions256 helpful votes
Unfortunately when we visited the tower it was being renovated and wrapped up so we couldn't really see the beauty of it. Not sure how long it will take to do the work I'm guessing a lot longer now due to the fact we are in lockdown.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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