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Explore Utrecht

Things to do in Utrecht


A Utrecht style Cultural experience

There's an abundance of unique attractions on offer in Utrecht. Miffy fans should visit the Dick Bruna Huis and learn all there is to know about your favourite little wabbit. Architecture aficionados should visit the Rietveld Schröderhuis, the Dom Church and the Dom Tower, the no. one attraction in Utrecht, standing 112 metres above a few close sea level.

Evening lights on a canal in Utrecht
Explore Utrecht's Canals

With wharves and wharf cellars, Utrecht's canals should not be missed as they are truly unique. They are best enjoyed by taking a leisurely boat or gondola ride on the canals.


One highlight that is an absolute must in Utrecht is a meal in one of the many restaurants located in the wharf cellars. Enjoy delicious cuisine on one of the canal-facing terraces and watch the world go by, top kanotch.

A close up view of a selection of flowers for sale in one of the many outdoor markets in Utrecht.
A Paradise for Shopper’s

It's amazing, you can visit a market every day of the week in Utrecht. The city centre is host to three large markets: the Lapjesmarkt (fabric market), the Bloemenmarkt (flower market) and the large general market held at Vredenburg.

For indoor shopping, visit De Bijenkorf (St Jacobsstraat 1); a beautiful department store that stocks the best brands in fashion, shoes, accessories, kitchenware and furniture. Or explore the Hoog Catharijne (linked to Utrecht Central Station); Hoog Catharijne is believed to be the biggest shopping centre in Holland.

The Lijnmarkt is a bustling street with many fashion and shoe shops and the Oudegracht boasts plenty of special fashion and jewelry shops.