Capital city of the province of Utrecht
Utrecht is situated in the heart of the Netherlands and is the ‘capital’ of Utrecht Region. With over 350,000 inhabitants, it is not only the country’s fourth largest city, but it is also the nation’s fastest growing and healthiest. Utrecht is also one of the happiest places in the world, according to the United Nations. An ancient university town built around the Dom Tower, Utrecht is renowned for its historic city centre and the many wharf cellars which hug the canals and house a great selection of cafes and restaurants. Thanks to its long, rich cultural history and a young, diverse population, the city is vibrant, creative and inspiring and a fine place to live, work or study.
The city’s central location is one of its many ‘selling points’. Utrecht can rightfully be called a central meeting point. It is located near the intersection of the country’s most important motorways and its railway station is a major transit hub that connects the city with many national and international destinations. Schiphol International Airport and Amsterdam are also within easy reach, just 30 minutes away.
There is always something to experience in Utrecht. You can wander around for days and still discover new things. With many charming squares, restaurants catering to all kinds of tastes and various museums, shops, cinemas and theatres, the city has something for everyone.