General Information about Utrecht

Utrecht is a central Dutch city with a long history. With 316.448 inhabitants it’s the fourth largest city in the Netherlands. The agglomeration of Utrecht has 640.000 inhabitants. The history of the city goes back to 47 AD when the Roman emperor Claudius…

Utrecht’s City Center

Utrecht’s ancient city centre features many buildings and structures several dating as far back as the High Middle Ages. It has been the religious center of the Netherlands since the 8th century. It lost the status of prince-bishopric but remains the main religious…

Museums in Utrecht

Most museums are situated in the “Museum Quarter” at 10 minutes walking distance from Central Station. Centraal Museum, Nicolaaskerkhof 10. 11-17, closed on mondays. The oldest municipal museum in the Netherlands. It has a large art collection including the world’s largest collection of…

Architecture in Utrecht

The defining building of Utrecht is the 13th century Domchurch, part of a larger cathedral which was partially destroyed by a severe storm while under construction. The main tower is the highest building in the city by municipal mandate. De…