Like Amsterdam, Utrecht is friendly, hospitable, intimate and creative. Utrecht is easily accesible and has a surprising number of things to explore. You can climb the Dom tower and stroll along the Quadegracht, but there is a lot more! Discover, our art treasures in the Utrecht Museum Quarter, trendy shops and boutiques, fine outdoor cafes, bustling festivals and events or Utrecht’s green environs. In short, there’s plenty to take in for an unforgettable time in Utrecht.
Museums of Utrecht
Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art
Is a unique Museum , the only one in Europe entirely dedicated to the versatile, contemporary Aboriginal art from Australia. In alternating exibitions the museum offers an intriguing view on the different movements and actual developments in this powerful art, often in combination with other contemporary , visual arts. This can vary from magnificent paintings to sculptures , tree-bark paintings, photography, video and installations by leading artists from central and northwest regions as well as the main cities.
Prices: Adults, 8.00 Euro, Children, 5.00 Euro
Beautiful gold and silver, sculptures of saints with miraculous stories, a pair og jeans, wreaths of roses, paintings from large masters sush as Rembrandt,Maria sculptures, video art and centuries-old manuscripts. This and more is on display at Museum Catharijneconvent in Utrecht, located in a fosrmer convent from the 15th century, in walking distance from the Dom Tower. The museum often organises talked- about exibitions, interesting tours and workshops.
Prices: Adults, 9.00 Euro; Children, 4.75 Euro
Central Museum Utrecht
As the oldest municipal museum of the Netherlands, the Central Museum demonstrates that for centuries Utrecht has been a breeding ground for artistic and cultural talent-both on a national and international scale. The central Museum is home to the largest collection of Rietveld designs in the world, and also exibits work by the world-famous artist Dick Bruna. Another collection definitely worth seeing is the old masters collection with pieces by Jan Van Scorel, Abraham Bloemaert and Hendrick ter Brugghen. Besides works by the iconic figures from Utrecht, the Central Museum provides a historical overview of the past 2000 turbulent years, as well as focusing on contemporary collections of fashion, design and fine arts.
Prices: Adults, 9,00 Euro; Children, 4,00 Euro
Best attractions of Utrecht
These university gardens, laid out a 19th century fortification, harbour botanic treasures from all over the world. First to catch the eye is a splendid rock garden covering the old fortification buildings. Next are the greenhouse with their wealth of sub-tropical plants and the systematic garden which explains the evolutionary relationship between plant groups. A must-visit is the unique theme garden with its tales on plants and their usage.
Canal Bike Utrecht
Take a canal bike- You’ll see Utrecht and the quay at their best from the water. Did you know you can cycle along the canals in the Cathedral City? The quayside cafes, the intriguing consoles and the lovely canal houses invite you to take a delightful canal bike tour. You will recive a free route map with great anecdotes; making sure that you don’t miss a thing. In case of rain we’ll cover your CanalBike with a rainshield.
Throughout the year, in fall, winter, spring and of course summer, Utrecht’s Boat Company Rederij Scuttevaer sails the cannals and town moats of Utrecht. Every season has it’s own charm and offers magnificent sceneries. A canal cruise with Rederij Scuttevaer is an absolute must-do. We will be happy to welcome you on board one of our party ships orcanal cruisers.
Climb the highest church tower of the Netherlands! The Dom Tower is more than 600 years old and the symbol of the city Utrecht. Enjoy a guided tous and climb the medieval church tower.