The Netherlands is one of the favorite countries for tourists to vacation. There are several cities with many interesting tourist destinations in the Land of the Windmills, such as Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam. Eits, there is also a city in the Netherlands that is no less beautiful and interesting, namely Utrecht.
Utrecht is the fourth largest city in the Netherlands which has a myriad of interesting tourist destinations. Starting from magnificent castles, and smart homes full of innovations, and gardens, to modern forts, there are also in this city. Come on, see the reviews!
- Dom Tower
This is the oldest and highest church tower in the Netherlands.
The Dom Tower, which was built in 1321-1328, has a height of 112 meters. From the top of this tower, you can enjoy a beautiful view of the beautiful city of Utrecht. Eits, but you have to climb 465 stairs to get to the top of Dom Tower.
- Utrecht University Botanic Gardens
Plant lovers really must stop by this one park. Initially, the Utrecht University Botanic Gardens were built as a learning tool for Utrecht University students. Over time, this super complete park has not only become a means of student learning, but also a tourist destination and research facility.
There are various kinds of plant collections in the garden which are divided into several areas, including the Discovery Garden, Rock Garden, Evolution Garden, Bamboo Bush, and many more.
There is also a Bee Hotel area which is designed in such a way to attract butterflies, bees, dragonflies, and frogs to come. It’s so much fun!
- Castellum Hoge Woerd
Not an ordinary fortress, Castellum Hoge Woerd is a modern fort with lots of exciting activities that you can do in it. Built in 2007, it is a combination of cafe, theater, park, farm, and museum.
The museum in Castellum Hoge Woerd exhibits collections from Roman history in Utrecht.
- Rietveld Schröder House
At first glance, the building above looks like an ordinary house. Who would have thought, it turns out that Rietveld Schröder House is a smart house full of innovation, you know! Examples are walls that can slide and divide three rooms, wood panels as window coverings, stairs hidden behind doors, and others.
This house was designed by Gerrit Rietveld for Truus Schröder in 1924. They also worked together and contributed ideas to make the Rietveld Schröder House a smart, simple, and efficient home.
- De Haar Castle
Like a fairy tale, De Haar Castle is the largest castle in the entire Netherlands. This castle stands majestically equipped with forts, gardens, bridges, ponds, and towering towers.
Once the residence of the Van Zuylen family, De Haar Castle was once inhabited by some important world figures such as Coco Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Roger Moore, and many more. While admiring the splendor of this castle, you can at the same time learn about the history that is stored in it!
Want to witness the history of the Netherlands since 2,000 years ago? Located under Dom Square, DOMunder houses archaeological finds that you can see. This underground museum also allows you to learn about the history of Utrecht and the Netherlands. Very interesting, huh!
- Speellok Museum
Music lovers really must visit this museum. In the Speelklok Museum, you can see the history of the discovery of musical instruments since the 16th century. There are also various kinds of musical instruments, music boxes, orchestras, and music clocks that can play by themselves or by self-playing.
A room in this museum called the Royal Room presents a clock and all-luxurious musical instruments. Not infrequently these objects are coated with gold and they are usually owned by kings.
Enjoying the atmosphere of the city of Utrecht while riding a ship seems very fun, huh!
The Oudegracht is an old canal in Utrecht surrounded by typical Dutch houses, restaurants, cafes, and shops. Located in the center of the city, Oudegracht is the perfect location to relax on the boat while enjoying the beauty of Utrecht.
- Sonnenborgh Observatory
Sonnenborgh Observatory is an observatory that allows you to learn about astronomy, meteorology, weather, time meridians, and others.
The observatory has three telescope domes built on top of the fort since the 16th century. Observing the stars from the telescope is one of the fun activities you can do!
Tivolivredenburg is a great place to relax while listening to live music. This place has five halls filled with entertainment and musical performances of various genres. There are also restaurants, cafes, and bars that make Tivoivredenburg even more complete and fun!
Those are 10 interesting and exciting tourist destinations that you can visit in Utrecht. If you’re on vacation in the Netherlands, don’t forget to stop by this city!