Peter den Oudsten


Utrecht is easily among the most charming cities in Europe and features many attractions that are related to its long history and contemporary cultural landscape. The ultimate symbol of the city of Utrecht is its 112-meter-high Dom Tower. Visitors can climb the 465 steps and enjoy the magnificent view.

Utrecht has several smaller and larger museums. Many of them are unique – like the Europe’s only aboriginal museum or the most delightful kid’s museum – Miffy museum or museum Speelklok with its spectacular collection of musical clocks and organs.

According to the Berlin-based travel search engine, GoEuro, Utrecht is the most beautiful canal city in Europe, overshadowing cities like Venice, Amsterdam, Saint Petersburg, Annecy, Hamburg or Bruges. Besides this it boasts the only inner-city canal in the world having wharves. Utrecht is named the best shopping destination in the Netherlands which also attracts plenty of tourists.