Utrecht
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7 Wonders of Utrecht City Exploration Game

1. 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 and compete against each other, or each person can play on their own.

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From Amsterdam: Private Day Trip to the Dutch Castles

2. 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.

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Utrecht: Private or Public Off-The-Beaten Path Walking Tour

3. Utrecht: Private or Public Off-The-Beaten Path Walking Tour

Join a walking tour of Utrecht and its iconic Dom Tower, churchyards, the medieval city center, and more. Explore some of the most beautiful tree-lined canals of Europe with a local guide from a multiple award-winning tour operator. Meet your guide at Domplein, the city's main square in the heart of the city center. Embark on a walking tour through the old city center with your private party or, a maximum of 5 other travelers if you choose the small-group public walking tour. Learn about the city’s history that started around 2,000 years ago when Utrecht was part of the Limes, the Roman Empire’s northern border. Follow cobbled streets and churchyards, all leading to what has been the city’s main artery for centuries, the 1.5-mile-long old canal or Oudegracht. See the string of cafes and restaurants nearby. Walk through the Zeven Steegjes (Seven Alleyways), an idyllic complex of small row-houses on tight, cobbled streets. Ask your guide anything that you’re interested in including sensitive topics. As anthropologists, the guides are eager to share the real Netherlands with you. Make way to the Gothic Dom Church that with its dominating tower that is Utrecht's pride and joy and the last stop of your tour. Listen to interesting stories about the gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral before saying goodbye to your guide. After the tour, you can climb up the 495 steps or take the lift to the tower's top to experience an amazing bird’s eye view of the city.

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Utrecht: Customizable Tour & Optional Train from Amsterdam

4. Utrecht: Customizable Tour & Optional Train from Amsterdam

Join a friendly local guide to get an authentic experience of Utrecht on a personalized private tour. Explore this quintessentially Dutch city’s history, culture, and fantastic food scene as you’re led down its quaint, canal-flanked streets (and those off the well-trodden tourist trail). Your itinerary will be personalized according to your preferences. Once you’ve booked, someone from the local supplier's team will be in touch, so let then know if you have any special requirements. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Meet your host at Amsterdam Station, and take the train 30 minutes to the university town of Utrecht, an enchanting hub of subterranean wharves and canalside haunts. You could visit the central Domplein square in the shadow of the Domtoren (a 14th-century bell tower that’s the tallest in the country) and the Gothic Cathedral of St. Martin. Alternatively, see the city’s natural beauty at the sprawling Utrecht Botanic Gardens, and peer into pocket-sized shops and restaurants along the Oudegracht – the most-central of the city’s famous canals. Stroll down the bustling Amsterdamsestraatweg, a hive of university students, and see the wide selection of local brews at the beer specialty store. Savor the floral fragrance at the colorful Bloemenmarkt of Utrecht, and browse through stalls selling fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, cheese, and meat at the typical Dutch market on the Vredenburg. Experience a modern-day village vibe in Twijnstraat, one of the coolest streets in Utrecht, and join locals popping into small independent shops, then admire the hofjes (concealed courtyards surrounded by almshouses) that have existed in the city since the Middle Ages. If you’re up for some fun, end your day at one of the city’s many game cafes for a bite and board game before boarding the train back to Amsterdam!

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Utrecht: Romantic Tour

5. 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.

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Utrecht: Magical Christmas Tour

6. 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. 

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Utrecht: 2-Hour Guided City Walking Tour

7. 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

4.3 / 5

based on 12 reviews

We had a great tour in Utrecht and in the most beautiful weather we explored streets and areas that we would otherwise not have gone to. Highly recommended if the English is good enough.

Very wonderful, interesting, very flexible and easy to understand in English. If you want to enjoy the beautiful city, the exploration game takes significantly longer. Really great.

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.

A fun way to discover the most beautiful corners of a city. Highly recommended