The city of Utrecht, historic city in the Netherlands, is located just 35 km from Amsterdam, currently the forth largest city of the Netherlands with a population of just over 300,000 and one of the most important economic and industrial centers of the country.
If you are staying more than 3 days in Amsterdam, a half day visit to Utrecht is a must. In just 25 minutes by train from Amsterdam Central Station, you can visit the most important city in the Netherlands between the eleventh and sixteenth centuries, nowadays the second most demanded tourist destination in the country after Amsterdam.
Utrecht University, the largest in the country, contributes a great deal to the city’s youthful atmosphere that can be seen walking the streets of the small historical center or in the numerous bars and restaurants along the Oudegracht Canal (the most important city canal). Utrecht Cathedral (Dom van Utrecht) visible from anywhere in the historical center, is the highest church in the Netherlands and the tower with more than 110 meters is the symbol of the city.
Definitely, Utrecht has a lot to offer: museums, canals, cathedral, historical center, the food, the university: the best way to complete your visit to Amsterdam.
How to get to Utrecht from Amsterdam:
The easiest way to get to Utrecht is by train. From Amsterdam Central Station you will reach Utrecht in 25 minutes.
The roundtrip price is about 14´50 euros.
All the information for your visit to Utrecht to be found here: www.visit-utrecht.com/en
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