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Canals area

Utrecht, The Netherlands
+31 85 401 9555
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Utrechts unusual canals

The Netherlands is known for its canals. However, Utrecht's canals are unique! The unloading and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
The Dalles, Oregon
Beatiful canals, quite different from Amsterdam

Utrecht is not a substitute for seeing the canals in Amsterdam. Rather, it is a nice addition... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Teun D
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
Utrecht, The Netherlands
+31 85 401 9555
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Netherlands is known for its canals. However, Utrecht's canals are unique! The unloading and storage from canal boats in the past was done down at water level, so the canal through the center of town has many "sidewalk cafes" built along the water and...More

Thank squteresa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Utrecht is not a substitute for seeing the canals in Amsterdam. Rather, it is a nice addition. Utrecht is much older than Amsterdam and the design of the canal and its warehouses reflects this. Instead of hauling up wares from ships, the medieval Utrecht canals...More

Thank Teun D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really unexpected wide canals and lots of places to sit out by the sides. Lots of options and quite busy with loals

Thank Phil F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The centre of Utrecht is such a treat to walk through, with the canals and typical Dutch buildings. The best thing is the lack of crowds and rowdy tourists: the atmosphere here is laid back and peaceful.

Thank KeriG_29
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely experience, taking in the atmosphere of the city. Lots of hidden shops and bars down the alleyways. We always felt safe, apart from when we wondered into the cycle lanes. Watch out.

Thank AllanandClare2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nominated Word hermitage of course, this is zo beautiful and had so much history. All those little sculptures, the light and shadow of the old trees surrounding the "grachten". You can feel and imagine people working there ages ago. The atmosphere is so intense (like...More

Thank wittevrouwen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is not only Amsterdam or Delft that have the canals; here in Utrecht one can marvel at the sight of the bridges, the water ways and the canal houses. This area is compact and it is easy to walk the canals and enjoy the...More

Thank jlok2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best ideas we've had during our visit in the Netherlands was to visit Utrecht. The old city and the canals area is just perfect, I'd love to visit them again in springtime or summer, when all the small bars and restaurants by...More

Thank gk13865
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Canals, bridges, bikes and buildings boost the scenic views. Walk, bike stroll stand look. Just enjoy the scenic views and be aware of the bikes rushing by. By day or by night, always worth a visit.

1  Thank Hans V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you close your eyes and think of an old city, with canals, stunning views and happy people, you may think of Amsterdam. Think again once you've visited the lovely Utrecht.... Amsterdam is great for those that love the buzz, but for those wanting less...More

Thank Jaco V
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3 May 2016|
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Response from jamesmichael2013 | Reviewed this property |
The Tourist office is right next to the famous Dom or tower. You can't miss it.The office is very friendly and has a free map of Utrecht and sell a detailed one for 3.50 Euros.
8 March 2016|
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Response from Frank T | Reviewed this property |
Naturally cheaper accommodation is away from Amsterdam, however if you've travelled to Holland to see the canals and the wonderful museums, it's far better to stay nearby.
3 February 2016|
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Response from diveninja21 | Reviewed this property |
Hi yeah it takes about 40 minutes by train. City centre and cannals certainly doable in a day. Depends what you want to all see and how long you have. We certainly saw plenty in one day.