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Very pleasant

We took a stroll along the canals and they reminded us quite of Ljubljana in Slovenia. Very pretty... read more

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Ben K
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Canal walk

The canals run through the centre of the city but are different from Amsterdam as they are lower... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Snaith, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took a stroll along the canals and they reminded us quite of Ljubljana in Slovenia. Very pretty both at day and night.

Thank Ben K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The canals run through the centre of the city but are different from Amsterdam as they are lower down with bars and restaurants at the side. The atmosphere feels really chilled and relaxed which is great on a nice sunny day

Thank YorksUKYorksUK
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice to walk around and take photos of. Suggest to walk into the residental canal area as it is quite unique.

Thank Flashlee
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really nice place to visit and walk along. Some great wee shops and cafes and restaurants here. Lovely.

Thank TambonzRobertson
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed last weekend as it was a lot cheaper than staying in Amsterdam and the train was €15 return and a superb service. Utrecht is similar to Amsterdan with lots of quaint areas to walk by canals. There is a great choice of places...More

Thank rcoxon54
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had been to Utrecht in business before but had never had time to walk around. This time was different and really enjoyed my time in the evening walking round the canals. Great architecture and a real vibe about the town. Huge choice of bars and...More

Thank David J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Utrecht canal area is very distinctive as the canals have a walkway on the top, where pedestrians and cyclists circulate and with stunning houses and a lower wharf where goods used be loaded off ships and directly into those houses’ cellars. Some of the buildings...More

Thank CuriousTraveler007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Peace and quiet cycling along the dijk and canals in Holland. Also the atmosphere is soothing pedalling along.

Thank LOrbrasdittor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

gorgeous canals which are different than amsterdam in that they are 2 levels. To get to canal level you descend steps. There are numerous businesses and restaurants. Obviously not nearly as extensive but we loved walking along the canals almost every day.

Thank chimayred
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky that the weather was alright so we could walk along the canals watching the boats go by - sitting in a café etc. Really nice experience!

Thank Ralf K
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12 June 2018|
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Response from JohnSt_2 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for providing a general answer: The canals area has an upper and a lower side. The latter is not accessable most of the time, with the exception of a big terrace near the town hall in the bend of the Oude Gracht. An... More
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Response from AMCMeneses | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The area is full of bars, restaurants, a lot of people walking around...if you want to do a boat trip, for this you’ll need to check the schedule time table. Enjoy!
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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.