Things to Do in Utrecht

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Things to Do in Utrecht

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  • Susan D
    Cork, Ireland33 contributions
    My son and I walked around the canal areas both by day and night and it was really fabulous. To be able to sit by the canal and have a bite to eat and a drink was so relaxing and more enjoyable with amazingly good weather.
    Written August 1, 2022
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  • therichastill
    Stevenage, UK1,828 contributions
    The Spoorweg Museum is located in Utrecht and is a short walk from the city centre. NS also run an hourly service from Utrecht Centraal which is worth getting if you are in the right place at the right time.

    The booking office is the place to get tickets and is a very grand affair which has been beautifully restored.

    There are a wide variety of Dutch trains to see including carriages and locomotives as well as electric multiple units. When I visited there was a mail exhibition which was very interesting. There are lots of interactive exhibits both upstairs and downstairs including the train technology college which has lots of practical things to play with.

    There is a miniature railway running around outside and there is a cafe and a well stocked gift shop selling things for railway fans of different ages.

    The staff were all really friendly and helpful and answered any questions I had.
    Written July 23, 2022
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  • KingsMountaineer
    Woodside, CA99 contributions
    I loved this museum. Be sure to come for the tour (no extra cost) so you can hear many of the clocks and organs played. The only downside is you really want to hear and play more! I hope, in the future, they'll make more of the various models playable, especially some of the musical automatons. The building is an former church. Somehow, it was a touch melancholy to walk on the memorials of people entombed in the church while going to view a blaring hurdy-gurdy. Sic transit gloria mundi
    Written June 19, 2022
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  • therichastill
    Stevenage, UK1,828 contributions
    I visited Utrecht in July 2022 and at this time the tower was covered with scaffolding and sheeting to protect it as it was under restoration. I look forward to returning in the future to admire it properly.
    Written August 5, 2022
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  • Niamh Connellan
    Dublin, Ireland66 contributions
    Beautiful gardens, easy to get to, peaceful. well worth a visit. been coming here for years to admire the flowers and plants
    Written May 7, 2022
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  • FlexUser
    Hengelo, The Netherlands213 contributions
    The organization says it is a museum. I wouldn't call it a museum because the real musea are often dull places where historical stuff is shown and visiting those places with little children is a nightmare.

    The place is one large playground spread out over a dozen rooms all decorated with a theme. Children till, I guess, 7-8 will enjoy it very much and don't want to leave, want to stay and keep playing.

    Text on the walls, in 3 languages, is for the parents, children either don't understand or want to listen to the text or explanation.

    The three best rooms, to my family, are the household (2nd room), the nursery and the traffic room which is upstairs.

    There is an elevator to help visitors with strollers. It is operating on gravity force or breathing as it goes so slow.

    We used the p&r science park with free bus rides 28 and 2 to go to the museum. Plan 3/4 of an hour to get from parking spot to Nijntjes museum. Parking inclusive bus for 5 persons is 5 euro.
    Written November 3, 2019
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  • Ed B
    3 contributions
    If you are interested in architecture, design, Rietveld and spectacular solutions how to use m2 most efficiently; go and visit!
    Written February 13, 2022
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  • Nahuel I
    Utrecht, The Netherlands23 contributions
    Utrecht Centraal is a train station with bus and tram stops inside. It is very well designed, and even in the rush hours you'll find yourself "flowing" from one platform to another without really bumping into much people.
    A lot of shops, restaurants, and a currency exchange shop are settled here. And the station is also next to the biggest mall in the city, the Hoog Catharijne.
    Personnel is also very helpful if you need any information.
    Only thing to enhance: it seems you can't use the restrooms if you don't have a travel chip card.
    Written July 29, 2022
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  • Mario Huliselan
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,349 contributions
    Now this was awesome!! Our guide Daniel took us on a journey of the history of the DomTower/Church. Very lively and told with passion. Time flew by. Very nice presented.
    Written July 3, 2022
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  • Xristos P
    Stuttgart, Germany173 contributions
    Even you are not fun from flowers, you gonna love it. Specially 🌷
    Worth to buy some of them.
    Was Valentine’s Day here, and the options was more
    Written February 14, 2022
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  • Amálie S
    Brno, Czech Republic13 contributions
    Museum is great for lovers of christian art. You will learn a lot through out the 3 floors. They offer free audio guides in english. Not all of the displayed art has signs in english. When we visited the rooms were really cold so I wouldn't recommend wearing just a tank top. The staff was very very nice.
    Written July 24, 2022
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  • Mark B
    Berlin, Germany4 contributions
    Interesting exhibit about the development of central Utrecht following the war and the political influences the weighed upon it.Plenty of room in the museum to explore the different periods in the growth of Utrecht and strong emphasis on local artists.
    Written January 7, 2020
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  • Maida
    Iran6 contributions
    We reached to this park accidentally while we were walking around the city, and the words can't describe my feelings when I saw the place! I do believe that no photos can show the pure beauty of the park and the lake and everything in this park.
    Written July 16, 2022
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  • Hermes_NL 🇳🇱
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands19,938 contributions
    The Beatrix Theatre is just steps away from Utrecht Central Station - so very easy to reach. It is a large venue with good shows such as currently the musical Mamma Mia (in Dutch). The wardrobe and bar facilities are good and fast, but the toilet capacity could be a bit larger or better managed ... on a busy day lines of ladies evolved for the men’s toilets which says enough. Overall a great place to go to a show.
    Written December 9, 2019
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  • Jabg822
    Liverpool, UK18 contributions
    A beautiful and peaceful little spot in the heart of the city with wonderfully maintained gardens , a lovely spot to just stop and take a moment 😊
    Written June 10, 2022
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