Favorite thing: Utrecht is still a bishopsdom but i never had given that so much attention. Untill i walked in on a small gathering of clergymen, the bishop himself (Someone told me who he was) and a whole lot of onlookers. Later on i learned that somewhere in the 17th century or so all rights to have processions and such on public streets had been banned. And that that right had only be reinstalled somehwere in the early 90's. i was astouned. But nowadays you can again walk into such an event, just as i did.
If you want to do some relaxing, some walking and getting away from the city centre..you can easily do that. There is a nice little park alongside the Vaartse Rijn on the city side. The Vaartse Rijn encloses almost or even a bit more then half the city centre.
Opposite Catharijnesingel or Tolsteegsingel/Maliesingel
People refer to this location as Ledig Erf. One of the cafe's is indeed called 't Ledig Erf, the other is called De Poort. Both serve lunch and dinners. And you will have some difficulty spotting tourists here..
Location: end of the Twijstraat/Tolsteegbrug
In Utrecht there are so many hidden nooks, alleyways and general unknown spots that even after having lived there of a couple of years, i can still be very suprised.. So keep your eyes open and just wander through the city centre and everything around it
This picture was taken when you walk from 't Ledig Erf to the city centre. And this little alley ends at the Oude Gracht. Just decend and follow your way to the city centre..
My cousin Sasja from Ukraine arrived by bus from Budapest at Utrecht(near the station) with his friends (hardrockgroup L.O.B.)1999.
Together with some friend from Dynamo Open Air we picked them up with a van.
Utrecht is only 1 hour by car to Eindhoven.
Lots of International travelagencies from eastern Europe arriving here at Utrecht.
More pic on my Ukraine travelogues
my girlfriend Leny lived here a few years and i visited many times, also many regions around Utrecht.
Fondest memory: Many great places to visit at Utrecht, one of them is the 'Domtower'.
Arie Abbenes is city carillonneur of Utrecht, Eindhoven, Asten and Oirschot. He teaches the carillon at the Utrecht School of the Arts (The Netherlands Carillon School). As a guest recita-list and carillon consultant he is in great demand, and his playing is featured regularly on radio and TV.
Visit the province Utrecht, the smallest in the NL. Many different landscapes, villages, cities, and lots of castles.
Fondest memory: Cycle along the Vecht river, the Dutch Loire, with its many castles and stately homes.
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Fondest memory: CLIMBING the DOM TOWER.........and a boat tour each time I visit UTRECHT!!
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Fondest memory: Being at the DOM and seeing all of Utrecht in the mist or in the sun. It's very beautiful then!
In his younger years Mozart travelled through Europe to give concerts.
In 1766 he stayed at the Utrecht Place Royal inn.
A stone in the pavement rembers this event.
Many Utrecht houses have small statues in the outside walls.
It really pays off to look at the gabels and outer walls of the center city houses.
Favorite thing: There is an Anne Frank Statue at the St. Janskerkhof square made in 1960 by sculptor Pieter d' Hont.
Utrecht got its town right at June 2, 1122 with a confirmation by Emperor Hendrik V.
At the Oude Gracht canal there are a stone and a crown to commemorate this fact.
Favorite thing: It seemed like this was the street of fame. Everywhere we noticed these bronze blocks honouring either a movie director or movie.
What can I say??? I got sidetracked... they were sooooo cute!! Petra just had to wait while I got my camera out and took a pic while they greedily gobbled their dinner!
Fondest memory: These puppies! :)
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