Nieuwegein is close to Utrecht and affords excellent access to the countryside. The city offers affordable housing and possesses a robust economy. The municipality came into its own from the 1970s onwards as it rapidly began to develop to meet the increasing demand for family housing near Utrecht.
The city offers a wide range of leisure and recreational options, from relaxing at the river Lek and surfing to strolling through Park Oudegein and visiting the theatre. As there are also many neighbourhood shopping centres, the chance to browse and shop is always close at hand. You will find a lot of green spaces throughout the city and Nieuwegein is also known as “the city of water”; at Down Under you can relax on the beach or go water skiing. You can walk by the canals and go sight seeing in the beautiful, historical neighborhoods, such as Vreeswijk and Jutphaas.
Nieuwegein is close to the A2, A12 and A27 motorways, which provide easy access to cities like Utrecht and Amsterdam. It takes just 15 minutes to get to Utrecht by tram to enjoy the city’s various amenities.