Utrecht is the ultimate city from which you can explore the Netherlands, with everything that’s typically Dutch within an hour’s drive: clogs, cheese, fish, flowers, castles and mills. Another advantage is that fact that, as regards prices for overnight accommodation, Utrecht is far less expensive than Amsterdam, for instance.

The central location, compact city centre with an intimate and historic backdrop and a varied selection of events ensure that Utrecht is the perfect operating base from which to explore the Netherlands.

Cheese city Gouda, fishing village Bunschoten- Spakenburg, silver city Schoonhoven, the rural city of Woerden and the Kinderdijk windmills are all within an hour’s drive from Utrecht. But the rich cultural heritage of the Province of Utrecht is also within arm’s length. For instance, you can easily combine a visit to the beautiful country houses at the Utrecht Ridge or the National Military Museum in Soesterberg with a visit to the city as part of a daytrip excursion. A good reason to discover the province from your base in the city.


Silver City since the Middle Ages


A trure Holland classic


Authentic and hospitable fishing village

Utrechtse Heuvelrug

The vibrant garden of Utrecht


Pearl of the Green Heart