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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 water. Return to the Oudegracht canal and watch people enjoying themselves on the wharves. Try and spot the typical wharf cellars. Once back on dry land, you will have a good idea of what you want to visit next.

Utrecht: De Haar Castle and Park Entrance Ticket

2. Utrecht: De Haar Castle and Park Entrance Ticket

Immerse yourself in history at iconic De Haar Castle. Admire its picture book medieval architecture, see its opulent interior, learn about the famous guests who have stayed there, and explore its tranquil grounds. Encounter a medieval fortress with towers and ramparts, moats, gates, and drawbridges. Marvel at the setting as the fairytale-like castle rises majestically from parkland filled with impressive trees, old gardens, and ponds. Take a walk in its tranquil parklands. Visit the Rose Garden or Roman Garden. Discover its ponds and canals, as well as the many bridges, romantic vistas, and impressive avenues ideal for long walks or picnics.

Utrecht: De Haar Castle Gardens Entrance Ticket

3. Utrecht: De Haar Castle Gardens Entrance Ticket

Visit the tranquil landscaped parklands of the famous De Haar Castle. Discover its ponds and canals, as well as the many bridges, romantic vistas, and impressive avenues ideal for long walks or picnics. Explore castle grounds which are over 55 hectares in size. Encounter calming areas like the park forest and the former menagerie, ideal for an attractive private walk. Explore features like the maze, the large deer park, the romantic covered bridge, and the picnic meadow. Walk amongst some 7,000 trees, some of which are up to 140 years old. Visit areas like the Roman Garden, with its Ha Ha rampart, or see the Rose Garden, containing over 1,200 roses in 79 different varieties which bloom beautifully every summer.

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.

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.

Amsterdam Castle & Utrecht City Full-Day Private Tour

6. Amsterdam Castle & Utrecht City Full-Day Private 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 interesting history of the Netherlands and Europe. Depending on the opening hours of The Muiderslot, the tour can begin in Utrecht instead. Following this inspiring journey, your guides will happily drop you off at your hotel, the boat pier, or Schiphol Airport.

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.

Utrecht: Magical Christmas Tour

8. 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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What people are saying about Utrecht Province

What a pleasant surprise- a castle with a moat beautifully decorated - a real treat! Well worth the visit but note that it is a bit of the way and even after a train and bus, you still have to walk 1.1 km through beautiful countryside (assuming it is sunny). I have no regrets going and highly recommend. Not sure I would have ventured if I had known how far it was so maybe it was best I did not :-) if you are going by car, there will be no issue. Loved the description in every room and fun activities for kids!

The castle is gorgeous! It is well worth the visit, even though it is a little far from the center of Amsterdam. As we were a group of 4, we rented a car and it was super easy to get there. The getyourguide ticket worked well and saved us from queuing to buy tickets.

The history provided by the recorded tour, along with input from the captain made for an informative yet still calm tour.

The tour was informative. Our skipper was interesting. We enjoyed hearing the history of the surrounding buildings.

An amazing castle and gardens. A little difficult to get to by public transport but well worth it