Utrecht
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  • Utrecht: City Canal Cruise

    1. Utrecht: City Canal Cruise

    See the highlights of Utrecht's medieval inner city during a cruise on the Oudegracht canal. Learn about the city's history as you pass centuries-old buildings, canal houses, wharf cellars, and the Dom Tower. Exchange your voucher at the ticket office and collect your audioguide. Then, descend the 14 steps to the waterside to board your boat. Once you are settled, the boat will set off along the Oudegrachtn (Old Canal). Admire the oldest part of the city, which dates back to Roman times. Then, pass the highest church tower in the Netherlands, the Dom Tower. Marvel at other significant historical buildings along the route. After half an hour, arrive at the city's outer moat, a former defensive structure. Learn about the old strongholds and casemates there. Take photos of the beautiful Zocherpark. See the Railway Museum and Hoog Catharijne, the largest mall in the Netherlands, from the w...

  • 7 Wonders of Utrecht City Exploration Game

    2. 7 Wonders of Utrecht City Exploration Game

    Discover Utrecht’s fascinating history and attractions while solving clues around the old town. By solving this coming-of-age quest, you’ll fall in love with the city’s unique charming spirit. Each clue will lead you from one place to another by providing you with exact directions, so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. As you solve the problems and guess the answer, the secret stories of Utrecht slowly become unlocked. The game will take you about 2 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit. You do not need a guide - just download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure. If you are a large group, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphones. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, split into smaller groups an...

    Great way to explore a city. It has the benefits of having a knowledgeable tour guide with the added benefits of independence and flexibility. We really enjoyed the puzzles component as well.

  • Utrecht: Interactive Game Experience

    3. Utrecht: Interactive Game Experience

    Discover Utrecht as never before with an original interactive game experience. Use your mobile phone and wander along the charming canals to discover the city’s finest highlights, little secrets, and local stories. Pass by the charming Oudegracht canal and the colorful Ganzenmarkt Tunnel. Also, visit the famous Dom Tower and its surrounding square.

    The rules of the game are easy. Each riddle is made up of directions and a question. To answer the question, you can try as many answers as you like. If you are stuck, you can ask for a hint. However, this adds 10 minutes of “penalty time” to your overall completion time. If you’re lost, you can skip a riddle, but this also adds 20 minutes of “penalty time”.

  • From Amsterdam: Private Day Trip to the Dutch Castles

    4. From Amsterdam: Private Day Trip to the Dutch Castles

    Get picked up from your accommodation by your professional guide and head first to Muiden Castle. Commissioned by Count Floris V in 1280, this 13th-century castle is one of the oldest in The Netherlands. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Muiden Castle is a quintessential medieval castle accessible only by drawbridge and featured in a number of shows and films set in the Middle Ages. Next up is De Haar Castle, the largest castle in the Netherlands once privately owned by the van Zuylen family. Learn about the fascinating history of the castle while you tour the exhibitions in its interior as well as the park and beautiful gardens surrounding it. Get driven back to your accommodation after the tour.

    Out guide was knowledgable and I think it is something few people do when they get to Amsterdam but it is worth it. Den Haag castle is absolutely wonderful to see.

  • Amsterdam Castle and Utrecht City Tour

    5. Amsterdam Castle and Utrecht City Tour

    After being collected from your accommodation, your private guide will drive you directly to the Muiderslot, also known as “Amsterdam Castle”. Your professional and certified guide will take you around through this beautiful castle with its unique collection. They will inform you of its impressive history and strategic importance, as you observe the castle and its gardens. Following the castle visit, your guide will drive through the idyllic countryside beside rivers, passing country mansions, windmills, and farmland in the direction of Utrecht. In this graceful city your guide will show you the highlights of the city center throughout a walking tour. On your walking tour you will get to see the highlights of Utrecht, such as the massive Domtoren, the unique canals, the Pope House, and hidden cloisters. Throughout the duration of your tour you will also learn a lot about the interestin...

  • Utrecht: Romantic Tour

    6. Utrecht: Romantic Tour

    Explore the most romantic locations within the scenic city of Utrecht with a knowledgeable guide, and learn the historical love stories hidden in its streets. Experience the spellbinding atmosphere of this charming city and take photographs together in some unforgettable places. Marvel at the wondrous Dom Tower, Utrecht's famous bell tower, which dates back to the 14th-century. Learn the romantic twists and turns of the story of Henry and Katherine Hudson, and be engaged by other tales, from the heartbreaking to the hilarious. Discover the best spots to go for a date night, and come away with memories to treasure.

  • Utrecht: Magical Christmas Tour

    7. Utrecht: Magical Christmas Tour

    Get into the Christmas spirit by taking a walking tour through the beautiful and festive city of Utrecht. Explore the city’s stunning buildings and structures decorated with magical Christmas lights.

    With your local expert guide, visit the most exquisitely decorated places in the city. Wander through the streets draped in Christmas decorations and feel spellbound by the charming atmosphere of Utrecht during the festive time.

    Hear interesting the stories of the Christmas spells, and the Christmas legends of the city. Learn about the history of the Christmas tree and the first person who decorated it. At the authentic Christmas markets, savor some of the most renowned local products of the city. Fill your heart with joy and experience the magic of Utrecht. 

  • Utrecht: 2-Hour Guided City Walking Tour

    8. Utrecht: 2-Hour Guided City Walking Tour

    Discover the city of Utrecht on this guided city highlights tour. Enjoy a sightseeing walk around the city center with insightful commentary from your local guide. Start your walking adventure at the famous Miffy's Traffic Light in the heart of Utrecht and meet your guide. Stop for photos at famous monuments along the route and hear interesting facts and anecdotes about them from your local guide. See the iconic Dom Tower and admire the impressive architecture of one of the most famous structures in Utrecht. Learn about this historic bell tower which dates back to the 14th century. Hear the fascinating story behind Utrecht University and the historical events that led to the Treaty of Utrecht, one of the first international peace negotiations.

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What people are saying about Utrecht

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 46 reviews

Very nice puzzle walking tour you come to places where you normally don't and learn something about history. A few tricky questions, but most of them are doable.

Out guide was knowledgable and I think it is something few people do when they get to Amsterdam but it is worth it. Den Haag castle is absolutely wonderful to see.

The open deck is a bit too tight in good weather. Good quality coffee, pastries and sandwiches! Very pleasant crew. Cruise well worth it.

Wonderful cruise through Utrecht. Ideal on the Sunday morning before the shops and terraces open.