Utrecht is an wonderful ancient city in The Netherlands and the city centre is full of many structures from the Early Middle Ages. As you walk through the city you will be amazed by the countless historical landmarks, museums and monuments. A visit to the Utrecht old town is an absolute must when you are here. Here you can witness the stunning canals and the city has retained most of its Medieval structure which will make you feel like you have walked in to another era. Utrecht was a particularly important religious centre in the past which means there are many wonderful churches to see here. Check out the largest church – the Dom Church, along with the Romanesque style churches of St Peter’s and St John’s and the gothic churches – St James and St Nicholas. In terms of architecture, you should also see the revolutionary – Rietveld Schröder House which is one of the most famous examples of De Stijl architecture and is even listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Utrecht is considered to be one of the hubs of culture in The Netherlands and there are many theatres, museums and cinemas here. In fact, Utrecht currently hosts the Netherlands Film Festival and the city has a very important classical music hall that is thought to have some of the best acoustics in the world. In terms of museums, you may like to visit the popular Centraal Museum where there is a variety of exhibitions including the world of illustrator and Utrecht local, Dick Bruna who created the cartoon – Miffy. You may like to see what else The Netherlands has to offer while you are visiting Utrecht. We have many accommodation listings in The Netherlands including apartments in Amsterdam, vacation rentals in Maastricht and apartments in Rotterdam.
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