Utrecht Off The Beaten Path

  • Wilderness In The City
    Wilderness In The City
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  • Surrounding area
    by Strannik
  • Good Looking Windmill (And Girl On Bicycle ;))
    Good Looking Windmill (And Girl On...
    by johngayton

Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Utrecht

  • 1. Surrounding area

    In and around the city Utrecht, there are 8 stone forts (small fortresses) to be found, which symbolize some of the history of the city in the Netherlands. 5 of these forts can be found in the city,...

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  • 2. Old architecture

    This castle is build in the late 19th century, it replaced a old former castle. In the grounds used to be a village, but it has been rebuild, and the village, called Haarzuilen is a nice little one....

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  • 3. Canals

    Just a tip, there are a few operators who can give you a great time if you try one of those "party boats" you got to be with at least a few people, but then in summer you will have a great time on...

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  • 4. Dom church and tower

    Just behind the Dom Tower is a very small garden. People usually just walk by the gate that gives acces to it. But do enter, it is small but has some really nice objects left from the time it belonged...

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  • 5. Museums

    The Catharijneconvent is a former monastery which today houses a museum of religious art. As the website states it: 'Get acquainted with famous pictures, ancient manuscripts, books, statues, altar...

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  • 6. A City Centre Windmill

    This was something I came across on my general meandering - Europe's largest working flour mill (or so the website claims anyway). Not only is it a working mill...

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  • 7. An Unexpected Bit Of Wilderness

    Utrecht has plenty of green spaces and parks within the city as bounded by its sort of ring road. Most of these are looked after by the city authorites and...

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  • 8. That's some hand you have there!

    Whilst walking around the wonderful Museumkwartier (see seperate tip), I chanced upon this wall mural, which I thought was fabulous. It commemorates the fact...

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  • 9. A pleasant fountain.

    I found this fountain in Lucasbolwerk, at the Nobelstraat end. I have no idea who designed it or what it represents, but i thought it was very aesthetically...

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  • 10. University and Library tour in the citycentre

    On a rainy day (not very uncommon in the Netherlands) it's difficult deciding what to do. There are some museums (I will recommend some of them at the 'must see...

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  • 11. Steegjes...

    Utrecht, like most old cities, has a lot of 'steegjes' (alleys). Just keep an eye out for them and you might be suprised... On the other hand, there are several...

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  • 12. Theater fesitival De Parade 18-27th of july

    De Parade is a traveling theater-festival that goes around the 4 main cities (Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam and Den Haag) every year. In each city the festival...

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  • 13. Facade stone

    You can see several of these beautiful stones in the facades of the old houses. This one is "Den Teeren Oven" from 1618, which means "the tar oven". When you...

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  • 14. "De gesloten steen"

    De gesloten steenThis boulder was put here to prevent damage to the corner of this building by cartweels. The legend goes that devils played marbles with this...

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  • 15. Many people from other...

    Many people from other countries are coming to the 'VEEMARKT'EVERY TUESDAY THERE S A SPECIAL CARMARKET.only 1 hour drive from Eindhoven.I have been here many...

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  • 16. When the dutch football (or...

    When the dutch football (or soccer as some like to call it) team plays European or Worldmatches most people are very exited. Some even give the whole street the...

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  • 17. When in Utrecht in july...

    When in Utrecht in july (20-29-07-2001 this year) do pass by the {Parade This is a cultural festival with lots of theatre and music. Is is being held in...

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  • 18. Willemina Park

    When in Utrecht I was living in a university area close to this park, which in my opinion is worth a visit as it is very green and is full of flowers

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  • 19. Tollesteeghpoort

    Found this plaque in the wall under the gate at 't Ledig Erf. I have no idea what it means or who placed it here. Next time i'll try to find out.

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  • 20. Details

    This page is under construction. Until now I've only uploaded the pictures, but I hope to add more info to this tip as soon as possible.

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  • 21. Detail in the pavement

    ATLC saw this detail in the pavement. I like details like this a lot, so of course we had to take a picture of it :-)

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  • 22. Tuindorp 1

    Tuindorp is a neighbourhood of Utrecht about north east of the center.This is where my grandparents lived some 30 years ago.In February 2003 I went back to see...

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  • 23. Sure makes hungry......this...

    Sure makes hungry......this was my food but watch the croquettes in the left Sim1 and ATLC shared...

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