Travel Guide in UtrechtEdit This
A Utrecht travel guide can help you get some general information about travel in Utrecht. Utrecht is the capital city of the Dutch province of Utrecht. It is also the most populated city in Utrecht and the fourth largest in the Netherlands. It is a city that displays both modern architecture, along with structures that have been there since the city’s beginning. It is also the home of the Utrecht University, which is the largest university in the Netherlands. Before Amsterdam became the center for cultural events, Utrecht was the place to go. Now it is second to Amsterdam, with the second highest number of events taking place there.
Walking and biking are quite popular in this city; however, if you choose to bike, make sure that you keep a good bike lock with you. Bike thieves tend to be a little too prevalent.
Alternatively, taking the bus is also a good way to get around. Be sure to purchase a strippenkaart at the central bus station to avoid paying a significantly higher price by paying the bus driver directly. Travel by bus is available nearly all day and most of the night from about 6 am to midnight.
What to Do
There are plenty of activities that could be considered fun for both tourists and students that are visiting. Those activities include, but are not limited to, watching a movie at a local cinema (most movies include subtitles), climbing the 112 meter high Dom Tower, taking a bike ride around the canals or visiting the mall.
If you choose travel during particular months, you can visit special festivities that take place during those months. There is a parade that takes place from about July 16th through August 1st that consists of theater, comedy, dance and music talents, plus many more attractions. From near the end of September to the beginning of October, the Dutch Movie Festival takes place. It is a ten day film lover’s ultimate delight.
What to Eat
If you are looking for a uniquely Dutch meal, then one of the many snackbars would be the recommended places to try. One popular snackbar, frequented by locals after a night of drinking, is called Broodje Plof, located near City Hall. You can also sample some ethnic goodies down town at one of the produce markets. There are even Middle Eastern bakeries that can be sampled. Some vegan food served in certain cafes on certain days can also be found. The variety of choices will not disappoint.