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Sightseeing in Utrecht

The city of Utrecht can be found in the middle of the Netherlands. Despite its relatively small size with about 300.000 people living here, it is remarkably nice. Utrecht's city center has many historical buildings and like Amsterdam it also has canals. The canals are different as you can walk beside them on a lower level, but the street is on a higher level.

Some of the sights of Utrecht include the city hall, the city hall bridge, the Inktpot, the Academy building and many small churches. The most famous is the Dom church with its separate Dom tower. The Dom was built in 1254 and with with 112 meters it is the highest church tower in Holland. It is possible to climb the tower. Utrecht is home to the largest university of The Netherlands and especially on a sunny day you will find many of the students in the beer gardens spread throughout the city center 

Utrecht is located in the center of Holland and easily accessed from almost everywhere in the Netherlands. It is only half an hour by train away from Amsterdam which makes this city ideal for a day trip. As Utrecht is relatively small it it convenient to walk everywhere and this is the only practical way of seeing the old town center  Utrecht also has the 'Jaarbeurs' which is a large event center where many events including dance events and exposition are being held throughout the year. 


Utrecht travel photo gallery

 
Very old buildings.

Very old buildings.

 



Old building in the historical city centre of Utrecht.

Old building in the historical city center.

 
The former head office of the dutch railways in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

The former head office of the dutch railways.

  


The Netherlands photo galleries that are available: AmsterdamBreda, Den BoschGoudaHaarlemLeidenNijmegenRotterdamThe HagueTilburg and Utrecht.

 



Old and modern buildings in Utrecht.

Old and modern buildings.

 
The inktpot, the former head office of the dutch railways.

The inktpot, the former head office of the dutch railways.

 
Dom cathedral, Utrecht.

Dom cathedral.

 
The tower of the Dom cathedral.

The tower of the Dom cathedral.

 



Academy building on Dom square.

Academy building on Dom square.

 



Dom church sticking out over the trees.

Dom church sticking out over the trees.

 
The Dom tower.

The Dom tower.

 
The Dom church in Utrecht.

The Dom church.

 



Dom church and Tower.

Dom church and Tower.

 
The old Dom in Utrecht.

The old Dom.

 
Pedestrian zone in the old town of Utrecht.

Pedestrian zone in the old town of Utrecht.

 
Old building.

Old building.

 
Clock tower in Utrecht.

Clock tower.

 



Square with beergarden and many students.

Square with beer garden and many students.

 



Canal Oudegracht of Utrecht.

Canal Oudegracht.

 
City hall and bridge of Utrecht.

City hall and bridge.

 



The city hall and bridge on the canal.

The city hall and bridge on the canal.

 
The Dom rising above Utrecht.

The Dom.

 



Canal with historical houses.

Canal with historical houses.

 
Canal in the historical city centre of Utrecht.

Canal in the historical city center.

 

Internet sites with travel information about Utrecht 

 

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