Utrecht is the fourth-largest city in the Netherlands and one of the country’s oldest having been established as a city in the Middle Ages. Today, the city remains an important seat of the Roman Catholic Church in the country. The city remains important for trade as well as tourism with many medieval buildings, as well as museums and, of course, canals to keep visitors interested. There is a varied choice of restaurants and canal side bars and cafes too where you can relax and enjoy the atmosphere of the old town. Car Hire in Utrecht means you can reach your destination in the city with ease as well as have the opportunity to travel elsewhere in the east of the country.
The highlight of Utrecht is undoubtedly the old town area of the city for its architecture, its network of canals and its atmosphere. The Domtoren is a 100m high bell tower which dominates the area. However, climb to the top and you will be treated to wonderful views of the entire city and on a clear day, it is even possible to see Amsterdam in the distance. The old town centre has many examples of historic architecture with a great number of them being designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In addition to architecture, the old town has many bars and restaurants which offer a great opportunity to simply sit and relax. The best of Utrecht’s numerous museums include the Museum Catharijneconvent, which is housed in a former convent and shows a number of examples of medieval art as well as the influence Catholicism has had on Dutch art and history. The Centraal Museum is home to artwork related to the city of Utrecht itself, including works by well-known illustrator Dick Bruna who created the ‘Miffy’ character. Hiring a car in Utrecht allows you to access much of what the city has to offer as well as giving you chance to explore the surrounding area or take trips to see other parts of the Netherlands – Amsterdam is less than an hour away.
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0800-1800, Sa 0900-1100, Su 1000-1100
Address: Martin Ovenweg 16
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0800-1700, Sa-Su closed
Address: Proostwetering 27 G