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Checklist Of Places You Must Visit In Utrecht

Utrecht has a lot to show visitors, from art galleries, and museums to live music shows and modern accommodations. So, here is the checklist of places you must visit in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

The Dom Tower – Places In Utrecht

The-Dom-Tower
The-Dom-Tower

This is the highest church tower in the country. As its name unintended implies, it overlooks the city horizon, serving as an extremely helpful marker for lost cyclists. 

Though the church is famous for the medieval square and wall paintings that have a long history, the tower is truly the spotlight. The way that leads to the top is abrupt and has 465 stairs. But we ensure that it’s pleasingly worth it for the scenery. Visit this place on a clear day, you can even extend all the way to Amsterdam. 

Moreover, how can you not adore a tower that took the time to ring a bell in commendation to David Bowie on the day of his demise?

Neude Square

Neude-Square
Neude-Square

Spend some time in Neude Square for a merely people-watching experience. You will find it at ease even in just a brief moment. 

Also, remember to try a piece of oliebollen from the crowded line in the square. It is just a doughnut with a ball shape but along with the atmosphere, you can find the feelings in nowhere.

The Speelklok Museum – Places In Utrecht

The-Speelklok-Museum
The-Speelklok-Museum

The Speelklok Museum owns an enormous collection of instruments. For example, there are pianolas, carillons, music boxes, player pianos which are music-making automatons, etc.

You don’t have to be a musician to appreciate it. The whole museum seems like magical things come out of the pages of The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

The Village

The-Village
The-Village

In fact, Utrecht is a town full of colleges. And just like other college towns such as Edinburgh or Evanston, Utrecht is home to the coffee culture. 

Go towards The Village for freshly roasted beans changed to excellent lattes served together with a Speculaas cookie.

Miffy Museum – Places In Utrecht

Miffy-Museum
Miffy-Museum

The cartoon bunny Miffy was produced by Utrecht author and graphic artist Dick Bruna. The tiny rabbit then pops up all around the city even on the crossing signals.

If you don’t feel that a cartoon bunny museum is a go-to for you, you can just know that this is a place that offers signature souvenirs. The gifts here are perfect to pick up as presents for the children.

Trajectum Lumen Portal

Trajectum-Lumen-Portal
Trajectum-Lumen-Portal

In Utrecht, they have the glowing lights of the Trajectum Lumen portal that lead guests to the most fascinating pathways of the city.

The art structures light buildings, tunnels, and bridges and contribute to the glowing of the city. To go on a walking tour at night, you should download an online road map or take one up from the tourist information office.

Stadskasteel Oudaen – Places In Utrecht

Stadskasteel-Oudaen
Stadskasteel-Oudaen

Besides coffee, Utrecht provides a flourishing beer culture. One of the best and most famous spots to have a drink or two at Stadskasteel Oudaen. It has a long history since the 13th century. 

To be more specific, the castle creates its own unique beer in a brewery underneath the ground, which dates back to 1280 After Dominics. And if the weather is nice, you can go outside to sip alongside the trench. 

Walk Along A Canal

Walk-Along-A-Canal
Walk-Along-A-Canal

Utrecht is one of the rare metropolises in the globe that has ports constructed along the channels that separate the city. 

Grab a map and take a walk down the Oudegracht to know what life on the water looks like. Don’t forget to stop by the bakeries, flower markets, and stores that line the road. 

If you’re exhausted from avoiding bikes, pick up a boat tour on the canals. The tour allows you to enjoy an unadulterated view of the historic frontage of the lovely businesses and wharf-side houses.

The Centraal Museum – Places In Utrecht

The-Centraal-Museum
The-Centraal-Museum

In order to get to know more about the past and recent culture of Utrecht, let’s head right to the Centraal Museum. 

It has a huge collection of classical works by prestigious painters. For example, Jan van Scorel, Rolf and Viktor, Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, etc. They are the ones who have a big influence on the art field in the Netherlands.

TivoliVredenburg

TivoliVredenburg
TivoliVredenburg

Utrecht has a lively music scene and there is no suitable place to partake in it than at the latest TivoliVredenburg. This is a giant music hall with sufficient staircases and back entries to keep M.C. Escher amused.

The city’s largest carnival is Le Guess Who?. It usually takes place in November. Come to enjoy the sightseeing and fantastical soundtrack. 

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