Best things to do in Utrecht

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Locals’ favourite places

Here’s your definitive guide to the best parks, restaurants, landmarks and local spots, all according to locals

1. Dom Tower
21 Domplein
183local recommendations
Hilary says “A must see - a 10 minute walk from my house, if you have the time, make sure you take the tour and w...” ·
2. TivoliVredenburg
11 Vredenburgkade
121local recommendations
Jeppe says “Het ligt voor de hand, maar als je in Utrecht bent zou je eigenlijk ook een concertje of dansavond i...” ·
3. Griftpark
105local recommendations
Jeppe says “Het Griftpark ligt een paar minuten lopen van ons huis. Je kan er heerlijk wandelen of hardlopen, tu...” ·
4. Utrecht
118local recommendations
Marit says “Great other city in Holland. It has a great city center. It looks a bit like Amsterdam, but smaller ...” ·
5. Louis Hartlooper Complex
1 Tolsteegbrug
107local recommendations
Bas says “Great filmhouse cinema. Not the biggest blockbuster but the best film/arthouse movies has to offer. ...” ·
6. Domtoren
21 Domplein
89local recommendations
Xiaolei says “Looming high over the old city of Utrecht is the Domtoren, the massive tower that was separated from...” ·
7. Belgisch Biercafé Olivier Utrecht
6A Achter Clarenburg
80local recommendations
Vera says “Belgisch Biercafé Olivier Utrecht is gevestigd in een oude kerk. Er zijn zoveel mogelijk elementen ...” ·
8. Utrecht Central Station
104local recommendations
Berry says “Utrecht Centraal is the central railway station for the city of Utrecht in the Netherlands. It is th...” ·
9. Spoorwegmuseum
16 Maliebaanstation
82local recommendations
Xiaolei says “In the old Maliebaanstation, Utrecht's Railway Museum (Spoorwegmuseum) is a must-see for train buffs...” ·
10. Wilhelminapark
95local recommendations
Egor says “With its many old trees and fountain, Wilhelminapark is one of the most beautiful parks in Utrecht. ...” ·
11. Centraal Museum
1 Agnietenstraat
88local recommendations
Jeanette says “Where you'll fine the art history of Utrecht, including paintings by the Utrecht Caravaggists up to ...” ·
12. Oudegracht
77local recommendations
Bas says “De Oude Gracht is one of the main attractions of Utrecht. You can set next to the canals at one of t...” ·
13. Nijntje Museum
2 Agnietenstraat
74local recommendations
Nicolette says “Nijntje (Miffy) is a typical Dutch figure for children. The miffy museum is the world in miniature....” ·
14. Teahouse Rhijnauwen
16 Rhijnauwenselaan
57local recommendations
Christol says “Het huis of kasteel Rhijnauwen is gelegen op de rechteroever van de Kromme Rijn, ongeveer twee kilom...” ·
15. Museum Speelklok
6 Steenweg
61local recommendations
Stefanie says “Great for kids! Museum Speelklok (previously known as Museum van Speelklok tot Pierement) is a museu...” ·
16. Castle De Haar
1 Kasteellaan
55local recommendations
Anoek says “This brick-built castle (the largest in the Netherlands), is surrounded by a moat and was built in 1...” ·
17. Canoe rental Utrecht
275 Oudegracht
43local recommendations
Olga says “Dit is een heel leuk uitje in de grachten en singels van Utrecht. Het kanoën of waterfietsen door de...” ·
18. Café België
196 Oudegracht
49local recommendations
Frank says “An institution in the centre of Utrecht that has welcomed beer enthusiasts, (international) students...” ·
19. The Village Coffee & Music
46 Voorstraat
59local recommendations
Camiel says “Utrecht's coolest coffee place is right across the street. Coffee is among the best in Utrecht too a...” ·
20. Springhaver
50 Springweg
45local recommendations
Vivien says “This is a fun bar, also good pub food, and it has a cinema attached, so you can have a bite to eat b...” ·
21. Soia - Beach Oog In Al
199 Kanaalweg
45local recommendations
Lisa says “Eigenlijk niet een echt strand maar meer een relaxte chill spot. Heerlijk aan het water met op ieder...” ·
22. 't Oude Pothuys
279 Oudegracht
45local recommendations
Loes says “Pop, funk, singer-songwriters, rock and much more. 't Oude PotHuys is a bar/club/restaurant and loca...” ·
23. Roberto Gelato
93 Poortstraat
40local recommendations
Roel says “Best ice cream ever, also vegan options. Has won world price for their beer ice. Many different flav...” ·
24. Café Kanaalzicht
23 Keulsekade
41local recommendations
Jorg says “Most Sunday's theres live music in the afternoon. I've been there three times and it was very fun. I...”