The most beautiful canal city is not Venice, Amsterdam or Bruges, but Utrecht, the fourth largest city in the Netherlands. The city has a population of more than 338,000 and is located in the heart of the Netherlands.
Utrecht Central Station is the country’s largest junction railway station and the city has one of the highest bicycle densities in the Netherlands. Utrecht’s wide range of degree programmes attracts many students. The monumental buildings, cellars, old churches and the Dom Tower set the mood for the city.
Altogether the old city centre’s historical locations form the vibrant part of Utrecht. Here many of the majestic city castles have been rebuilt and transformed into hotels and restaurants. The old storage areas along the wharf have also been converted into the place to be for cosy cafés, trendy retail concepts and restaurants offering foods from around the world. Be sure not to miss them!