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Best of Utrecht Guide

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Utrecht
This ancient and historic city houses many buildings going back to the early Middle Ages. Until it was overtaken by Amsterdam in the Dutch Golden age, Utrecht was the most important city in the Netherlands. It was and still is the See of the Archbishop of Utrecht, the most important Catholic leader in the Netherlands. The University of Utrecht is the largest in the Netherlands. One of the unique features of the city is the wharf system in its inner canals. Before the city was fully canalized, parts of the Rhine River flowed through the city center. Most prominent of the historic buildings is the Gothic Cathedral of Saint Martin, the construction of which lasted for almost 200 year, beginning in 1254.

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Canals area
Canals area
Attraction type: Historic Walking Areas
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Dom Tower
Dom Tower
Attraction type: Sacred & Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Observation Decks & Towers
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Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum)
Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum)
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Museum Speelklok
Museum Speelklok
Owner description: Museum Speelklok, the most cheerful museum in the Netherlands! During a visit to the typical Dutch Museum Speelklok, cheerful live music will surround you from centuries-old... more Owner description: Museum Speelklok, the most cheerful museum in the Netherlands! During a visit to the typical Dutch Museum Speelklok, cheerful live music will surround you from centuries-old self-playing musical instruments. The history of these instruments started back in 16th century the Netherlands with the use of church carillons. Over the centuries, the general desire of people to be surrounded by music, led to the invention of all sorts of self-playing musical instruments: musical clocks, musical boxes, orchestrions (self-playing orchestras) and the traditional Dutch street organs. All of these instruments, including the famous street organ named Arabier and the so-called 8th world wonder the Violina, can be admired and heard during the lively museum tour. Thanks to the highly skilled Restoration Workshop, the collection is kept playing and this craft can be passed on from this generation to the next. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums; Points of Interest & Landmarks; Educational sites; Children's Museums; History Museums
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Rietveld Schroder House
Rietveld Schroder House
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Frietwinkel
Frietwinkel
Ranked #1 of 508 Restaurants in Utrecht
Price: $2 - $10
Cuisines: Dutch, Fast Food, European
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Kimmade
Kimmade
Ranked #2 of 508 Restaurants in Utrecht
Price: $7 - $13
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
American Steakhouse Broadway
American Steakhouse Broadway
Ranked #3 of 508 Restaurants in Utrecht
Price: $18 - $49
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Grill
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Blauw
Blauw
Ranked #4 of 508 Restaurants in Utrecht
Price: $25 - $175
Cuisines: Asian, Indonesian
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Meneer Smakers
Meneer Smakers
Ranked #5 of 508 Restaurants in Utrecht
Cuisines: American, Bar, Fast Food, European
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Strowis Budget Hostel
Strowis Budget Hostel
$26 - $53
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Stayokay Utrecht - Centrum
2.0 of 5
Stayokay Utrecht - Centrum
$44 - $133
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Domstad
Domstad
$57 - $73
Ranked #10 of 29 Utrecht B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hotel Mitland
4.0 of 5
Hotel Mitland
$101 - $191
Ranked #3 of 19 Hotels in Utrecht
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NH Utrecht
4.0 of 5
NH Utrecht
$96 - $206
Ranked #4 of 19 Hotels in Utrecht
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Carlton President
4.0 of 5
Carlton President
$79 - $155 (€70 - €138)
Ranked #5 of 19 Hotels in Utrecht
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht
5.0 of 5
Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht
$175 - $315
Ranked #2 of 19 Hotels in Utrecht
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Eye Hotel
4.0 of 5
Eye Hotel
$118 - $216
Ranked #10 of 19 Hotels in Utrecht
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Malie Hotel Utrecht - Hampshire Hotel
4.0 of 5
Malie Hotel Utrecht - Hampshire Hotel
$109 - $185
Ranked #12 of 19 Hotels in Utrecht
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