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Things to do in Utrecht

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The top 31 attractions in Utrecht

Cathedrals in Utrecht
Dom Tower
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The Dom Tower was the tower that was part of the old cathedral, which was separated from the body of the building when a tornado tore through the area. At 112 meters high it's the highest church tower as well as being Holland's oldest. It was built between 1321 and 1382. This is a point of attraction you absolutely have to see if you go to Utrecht, if it is majestic from outside (besides the see from almost anywhere in the city), once inside we were surprised, because it is like a museum, and the views from the highest point are best [poi = 613571] Utrecth views [/ poi]. A must attend one of the tours (just takes an hour and gives us time to enjoy the full tower.
Gardens in Utrecht
Wilhelmina Park
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I visited Wilhelmina Park last summer on my trip through Holland, and unlike most people who visit this area, we decided to stay in Utrecht, not Amsterdam. This park is located near the city center and is well known for its inhabitants. If you have a chance to walk through it discover one of the most peaceful and relaxing parks that I have visited.
Of Touristic Interest in Utrecht
Canals of Utrecht
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The beginning of Utrecht dates back to Roman times, when Emperor Claudius ordered the construction of a defensive line along the Rhine River. One of these forts was built at a junction in the river and was named Trajectum, or Ultra Trajectum, and marked the northern limit of the Empire. Over time, Ultra Trajectum became a city. The name changed to Utrecht. Because of this, Utrecht is important historically. There is also a university tradition and well-preserved old town, with many shops, cafes and restaurants that are situated around the Sun and its tower, a cathedral ve lost a part of the nave due to a hurricane. The old town of Utrecht contains a network of canals like Amsterdam, but surrounded by a single circular channel. The merchants had stores at water level in some places that extended under the street and with access directly to the pier. There are now cafes and restaurants which have terraces on the edge of the canal. These are nice places during good weather.
Train Stations in Utrecht
Station Utrecht Centraal
Utrecht Central Station is the Netherlands' largest railway station in both area and volume of passengers. It is a strategic hub for Dutch railways, and any delay or problem in service at this station could affect the rest of the country. Intercity trains lead to almost any Dutch city and there are trains that connect with other major European hubs such as Frankfurt.
Viewpoints in Utrecht
Views from the Dom Tower
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The [poi = 613 561] Dom Tower [/ poi] is the tallest church tower in the Netherlands at 112 meters high, as you can probably imagine, the views from the top are AMAZING! There are two upper lookout points, one is a little lower than the other, but above all they're both quite impressive. Moreover, from this position you can see perfectly the main body of the church and the part that was destroyed by the tornado, which is now a small park, leaving the tower isolated from the rest of the construction
Museums in Utrecht
Speelklok Museum
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Though it seems like it might be some kind of church from the outside, the Speelklok Museum is quite surprising on the inside. It is dedicated to watchmaking and organs, and some of his pieces is really interesting. There are watches that give the hours playing violins by mechanical or other costs that are perfectly detailed dolls who dance or move to the beat of the chimes.
Museums in Utrecht
Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum)
The Het Spoorwegmuseum or railroad museum is a very original and entertaining museum in Utrecht. It's good for all ages and those full of curiosity. They have several models of antique trains, including those used by the kings of Holland in the middle of the last century. You can stroll through the different cabins and see inside. It was an absolute blast. You need to see this museum if you like trains, and even if you don't, the originality makes it worthwhile.
Of Cultural Interest in Utrecht
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Cities in Utrecht
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Villages in Utrecht
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Of Touristic Interest in Utrecht
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Tourist Information in Utrecht
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Cathedrals in Utrecht
Of Touristic Interest in Utrecht
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Universities in Utrecht
Of Cultural Interest in Utrecht
Train Station Parking
This is an example of civility and pollution control.
Museums in Utrecht
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Shops in Utrecht
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