Utrecht Travel Guide

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Forget about The Hague, forget about Rotterdam, it's Utrecht you are heading for after visiting Amsterdam.

At first sight, you may not see the charm of Utrecht. Arriving by train or car, you'll probably think that it is just one of those cities taken over by big companies. Can you be more wrong? Utrecht, Netherlands' most centrally located city, has so many faces that it will leave you flabbergasted. The city canals cleave the centre and contribute to the specific character of the inner town. Along the canals, you'll find packed terraces in the summertime (or brown cafes filled with people grown numb with cold in the wintertime).

The shopping heart beats throughout the city and especially at Hoog Catharijne, the biggest indoor shopping centre. Nearby is the museumquarter, a collective of six impressive museums. When you don't know where to start, just go to the 'Domplein'(Domsquare), take a deep breath and climb the 465 steps of the Netherlands' highest churchtower and observe Utrecht's hustle and bustle.

Be sure to visit the Maliesingel as this is the most beautiful place ever seen. Many many 30's houses there with great views, people who live there are blessed.

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