Climb the Dom tower, sail along the canals and have a drink on a terrace near the wharf cellars by the water. In student city Utrecht it is always fun. With its many restaurants, stores, museums and historic buildings you will never be bored!
Whoever says Utrecht, says boating on the Utrecht canals and the Dom tower. At 112.5 meters, the symbol of Utrecht is the highest church tower in the Netherlands that you can climb. Utrecht, a student city, is a good place for an evening out. So you can eat or drink at the wharf cellars on the Oudegracht or catch a concert in Tivoli Vredenburg, EKKO or De Helling. There are also museums such as Museum Speelklok and the Railway Museum. For toddlers there is the Miffy Museum and if you are interested in astronomy then the public observatory Sonnenborgh is a must! Utrecht also has a number of city parks like Park Lepelenburg, the Griftpark and the Wilhelminapark. Not only can you relax in the grass, there are also regular festivals organized as Central Park and Lepeltje Lepeltje.
Around Utrecht there are many castles and estates where you can catch a glimpse of the rich past of this area. In Haarzuilens stands the imposing Kasteel de Haar. Led by a guide you can take a look into the rooms of the medieval castle. Other attractions in the area include Kasteel Duurstede, Kasteel Groeneveld, Slot Zeist and Amelisweerd & Rhijnauwen where you can walk a monument route.