Here are the 10 best things to do in Utrecht, compiled in over 5 years of living in the city. This list has the title of the activity in English first, followed by the Dutch name or translation of the place or activity in order to help you out. If you are planning to go to Utrecht and have any questions or if you’d like to leave your thoughts regarding this list below, feel free to leave a comment. You can also contact me directly through the contact page. Either way, thanks for reading and enjoy the very best of Utrecht!
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Less than a 30-minute train ride from Amsterdam lies Utrecht. In many ways, a smaller, much more authentic version of Amsterdam. The canals, architecture, and culture of Utrecht are unbelievably beautiful. The streets of Utrecht aren’t overly crowded and, unlike those in Amsterdam, you won’t find a tourist trap on every corner. If you’re looking to have the most authentic experience when visiting Holland, Utrecht is – in my opinion – the best city you could visit. Planning a trip to Utrecht ensures that you’ll have an incredibly authentic experience of Dutch culture when visiting The Netherlands. This guide includes the very best things to do in Utrecht, as well as essentials like how to get here. I’ve compiled all the insider information from living Utrecht for the past 5 years into this guide, that’s why it truly is the Ultimate Guide to Utrecht.
Visiting Holland during wintertime is more adventurous than any other time of the year and I’ll be honest: it definitely has its cons. You will probably face some challenges. Delays when traveling by public transport are more common, there is an increased chance of traffic jams, and it can get pretty cold! However, you can have an amazing time when visiting Holland during the winter months. In fact, I personally think that coming during the winter gives you a more authentic experience visiting the Netherlands. Besides, there won’t be as many tourists and hotels will be much cheaper than they are during peak season.