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“I’ve taken now three tours with this association (all the guides are volunteers and the tours are really free, if you want you can leave a tip or a high five, your choice!). You can easily feel the passion these guys have for Utrecht and they let you enter inside its secrets in a funny and instructive way. Can’t wait for another tour!”
“The relaxed pace of the walk provides you ample time to gaze about and take in Utrecht’s lovely architecture. The well explained historical tidbits shed a new light on the beautiful city. Our guide’s passion for Utrecht was palpable and really the secret sauce which made the walk such a lovely day out.”
“It was very informative, entertaining and complex. I appreciated the pleasant atmosphere, natural speech and personal approach. If any of you hesitate about taking this tour, just don’t! You will have a great time and hear stories you can’t find in any ‘official’ tourist guide.”
Breclav, czech republic
This is us
My favorite places in Utrecht are the ones that are not immediately visible from the street, but those that you need to find and discover. They offer a retreat from the sounds of the street and give you an idea that you are away from everyday life and its responsibilities. Examples are hofjes (courtyards) that can be found all around the center. There are many others however, and during my tour we will visit some of those surprising spots!
Oude Hortus is an old botanical garden restyled into a beautiful landscape garden. Surrounded by historic buildings, the garden is home to age-old trees, tropical greenhouses, and possibly the best terrace in the city. On my Saturday tour we ususally pay this hidden oasis a visit, join the tour to enter for free!
My favorite place in Utrecht is Park Lepelenburg. In summertime you can sit with frat boys on your left and hippies on your right and everyone is getting along. It’s not big and therefore you’ll become short term friends with your neighbors, trading beer and playing football together. Talking about beer; we got some amazing local breweries where you can try their brews, often with a nice meal. Check out Kromme Haring, Oproer, Oudaen and Oliver!
There’s way too many awesome spots in Utrecht to pick but one favorite, but to name a short list: the ever sunny SOIA (the best beach club next to the city centre), Amelisweerd forest (for its lovely views and historic mansions), Centraal Museum (for its constantly changing collection) and of course the many great wine bars scattered across the city!