Attractions

Top Choice Historic Building in Utrecht

Domtoren

A remnant of Utrecht's original 14th-century cathedral, this tower is 112m high, with 50 bells. It's worth the 465-step climb to the top for unbeatable city views; on a clear day you can see Amsterdam. Visit is by g…
Top Choice Museum in Utrecht

Museum Catharijneconvent

Museum Catharijneconvent is the pick of Utrecht's museums, with the finest collection of medieval religious art in the Netherlands – virtually the history of Christianity, in fact – housed in a Gothic former convent…
Top Choice Museum in Utrecht

Centraal Museum

Applied arts are at the heart of a wide-ranging collection that also features paintings by artists of the Utrecht School and a bit of De Stijl to boot. Here too is the world's most extensive Gerrit Rietveld collecti…
Cathedral in Utrecht

Domkerk

Immediately north of the Domtoren, find the row of paving stones that mark the extents of the nave and the position of the columns. Across the way is the Domkerk, the surviving chancel of the cathedral. Back outside…
Museum in Utrecht

Sonnenborgh Museum and Observatory

The Sonnenborgh is actually two museums in one: above is an exhibit on the history of astronomy in a site that was among the foremost astronomical research sites on earth in its heyday. Below are the foundations of …
Historic Building in Utrecht

Rietveld-Schröderhuis

This Unesco-recognised landmark house is just east of the city centre. Built in 1924 by Utrecht architect Gerrit Rietveld for socialite Truus Schröeder-Schräder, it is a stark example of ‘form follows function.' Esp…
Archaeological Site in Utrecht

Dom Under

A new component of the Domkerk experience is to go underground and view the excavated foundations of the Roman fortress that stood here. Films with lots of CGI effects are shown before and during the tour and there'…
Museum in Utrecht

Universiteitsmuseum

On display are the objects of Utrecht University's research through the centuries. There's a recreated late 19th-century classroom, historic dentistry tools and way too many models of medical maladies. Take refuge o…
Museum in Utrecht

Nederlands Spoorwegmuseum

The national railway museum features historic trains, including the luxurious cars of the Orient Express and Holland's oldest steam locomotive, a vast collection of model trains and thematic displays in an old stati…
Museum in Utrecht

Miffy Museum

One of Utrecht’s favourite sons, author and illustrator Dick Bruna is the creator of the beloved cartoon rabbit Miffy (Nijntje as she's known in Dutch) and she naturally takes pride of place at the artist's former s…