Interactive maps of hiking and biking routes around Utrecht1. You can zoom in/out using your mouse wheel, as well as move the map of Utrecht with your mouse.
2. This interactive map presents two modes: 'Biking Routes' and 'Hiking Routes'. Use the '+' button on the map to switch between them.
Railway and landscape maps of Utrecht areaThis Utrecht map has two modes: 'Railway Network' and 'Landscape & Rural Map'. Use the '+' button on the map to navigate.
City tours, excursions and tickets in Utrecht and surroundings
Netherlands - moving around the countryTo travel around the city and the suburbs, tourists are recommended to choose buses, trams, and trolleybuses. Almost all cities have night transport. Absolutely all cities are divided into certain transport zones, and this should be taken into account when buying a ticket. It is much more profitable to buy reusable tickets that offer unlimited number of rides within the prepaid travel zone. Travelers can buy a ticket at any kiosk or directly from the driver. In Amsterdam, 4 lines of the subway and several ferry lines are available in addition to the above mentioned public transport. Water transport is no longer focused on transportation, but on tours, so the cost of tickets is much higher. … Open
Overview of festivals and celebrations in NetherlandsPeople in the Netherlands love and know how to celebrate holidays. Parties are held in a grand manner and in an atmosphere of complete identity. One of the most surprising, strange and amazing holidays is the meeting of the local Santa Claus or, as it is called in the Netherlands, Sinterklaas. He arrives in his ship from Spain with his black servants, Zwarte Piets, in mid-November. From this moment, the pre-holiday fuss begins in the country. Zwarte Piets that are walking around the streets, give out sweets or shower all passers-by with cookies, prepare lists of guilty and obedient children. Disobedient toddlers are frightened that the Zwarte Piets will take them to a terrible and distant Spain. On the night of December 5, children put a special slipper in the corridor, where Sinterklaas puts gifts and biscuits. … Open
Photogallery of Utrecht sights
Our guide to Utrecht
Traditions and mentality of Utrecht
Don’t allow yourself careless phrases in conversation, as all said is likely to be taken literally. So, inviting somebody to visit or having dinner remember about that, otherwise it will be taken as a sign of mauvais tone. The culture of locals is full of paradoxes and unexpected features. They carefully preserve the cultural heritage of the past, while being progressive and open to new things. Local people … Open
Travel guide to Utrecht
Van Verdun castle is an outstanding historical monument. Its construction took place in the first half of the 15th century. For hundreds of years of its existence, the castle changed its status repeatedly. In the 19th century, it housed a military prison, later they opened there a hospital. In the early 20th century, the historic building belonged to the Ministry of Defence. Recently, the old castle has been fully … Open
Advices for travellers
4. You should pay for goods and services exclusively in euros; other currency is not accepted. Travelers are advised to exchange money at home before the trip, as in this case terms would be the most profitable. It’s also worth noting that small shops and supermarkets are reluctant to accept banknotes in denominations above 50 euros, so it’s better to take enough of small bills. 5. Dinner at a local … Open
Cuisine and top restaurants
The Vermeulen cafe&restaurant is considered one of the most popular holiday destinations among young tourists. This place has a very bright and original decor. Visitors can take one of the tables in the hall decorated with exquisite designer or stay in the bar area. Vermeulen is ready to offer visitors a wide selection of international cuisine dishes, snacks and drinks. There is always welcoming and relaxed … Open
Attractions and active leisure
Travelers going to Utrecht in search of new experiences and exciting entertainment won’t be disappointed. The most amazing and unusual entertainment center of the city is a miniature park Madurodam. The most interesting sights of the country are recreated there in 1:25 scale. The park occupies a rather impressive space - about 18,000 square kilometers; it will take more than one day to inspect its vast … Open
Cultural excursion through Utrecht - things to see
In Utrecht there is the oldest religious building in the Netherlands; the first mention of the Cathedral (Domkerk) dates back to the 7th century. The ancient religious building was severely damaged by fire in the mid13th century; hundred years later it became the place to build a new cathedral, which is now called Domkerk. The Cathedral owns its name because of the unusual architectural form; it resembles a tall … Open