The Dom, the yards along the Oude Gracht, the Hoog Catharijne shopping centre and the Neude are just a few famous places in Utrecht. Utrecht is a large city and municipality in the Netherlands and is also the capital of the province of Utrecht with the same name. The city is often seen as the centre of the Netherlands (which is not really the case). Utrecht is the fourth largest city in the Netherlands. The city is located in the Randstad and is an important location for railways and motorways.
Thanks to the many (international) students in the city, Utrecht is lively and there is always something fun to do or discover! In addition to these well-known places, Utrecht is also not very far from Amsterdam. The city is just 20 minutes away by train and the trains depart quite frequently.
The area around the Dom is the oldest part of Utrecht. The DOMunder is where you go on an underground journey through Roman times and see the Roman ruins still there today. If you prefer higher ground, make sure you climb the 465 steps of the Dom Tower! The Oude Gracht has been the lifeblood of Utrecht for centuries and although not well-known, it is still beautiful. Nieuwe Gracht is just a bit further away and is always worth a visit.
Utrecht University Museum is located in the southern half of the city centre, where surprising exhibitions can often be seen. De Oude Hortus is also worth the effort, and a great place to rest and have something to eat.