Discover the cozy canals and dine romantically by the water
Discover the center of the Netherlands?
Come spend the night in Utrecht and discover the entire province!
The province in the middle of the Netherlands: Utrecht! You don’t have to get bored while staying overnight in Utrecht! The city of Utrecht and the second largest city in the province, Amersfoort, already offer enough food for two fun city trips. The beautiful village of Spakenburg is definitely worth a visit. The province also has plenty of nature, with the Utrechtse Heuvelrug National Park and the Blue Room as highlights.
Utrecht is a province that has a lot to offer: lots of nature and forests, but also various water activities on the Maarsseveense or Loosdrechtse lakes. Utrecht also has a lot of cultural heritage. It is even the second monument city in the Netherlands. In short: plenty to do in Utrecht!
Spend the night in Utrecht
Utrecht is a popular province, both as a residential destination and for tourism. Although it is the second smallest province in the Netherlands, you certainly don’t have to be bored during an overnight stay in Utrecht. There are cozy cities and beautiful nature. If you like to visit the water, then overnight in Utrecht is the right place for you: there are various branches of the Rhine, such as the Vecht and the Lek.
A lively history
During your stay in Utrecht it is nice to visit the Castle de Haar. De Haar Castle is the largest castle in the Netherlands, built in 1892. The castle long owned by the family van Zuylen is now owned by the Castle de Haar Foundation. What is special about this castle is that the van Zuylen family is entitled to occupy the castle in September. In the same period as the construction of the castle, the historic cheese market was created in Woerden (1885). It is nice to go to the cheese market in Utrecht on Saturday morning while staying overnight in Utrecht. Local cheese farmers come together on the market to sell fresh regional products.
Spend the night in Utrechtse Heuvelrug
It is wonderful to spend the night in the Utrechtse Heuvelrug. You will quickly relax in the vast and diverse nature. The Utrechtse Heuvelrug covers a total of 133 km². That’s about 10% of the entire province! You can also visit things during the Utrechtse Heuvelrug, such as the pyramid of Austerlitz. The name says it all, it’s a pyramid. The unusual pyramid is grass-covered and surrounded by forests. This unique monument dates back to 1804 and was built by Napoleon’s soldiers.
Henschotermeer & Loosdrechtse Plassen
Near the pyramid is the Henschotermeer, a recreational lake where you can swim. In winter you can also skate if there is enough frost. Isn’t it swimming or skating weather? Do not worry! A walk around the Henschotermeer is also incredibly beautiful without frost. The lake is located in the middle of the woods. Who If you like water, you can also go to the other side of the province. At the Loosdrechtse Plassen you can rent a boat and enjoy the special nature that can be found there. Do you want to spend the night in the Utrechtse Heuvelrug? Book the accommodation that suits you above quickly!
Romantic overnight stay in Utrecht
The city of Utrecht has plenty of space to make a romantic overnight stay in Utrecht come true. It has a wide range of restaurants on the old canals. You never lose sight of the Dom Tower, which is central to the city. The tower is also called the heart of the city. Utrecht feels small and familiar, but is a city that you don’t get bored of easily. During your stay in Utrecht you will notice that the city center is car-free, which makes it pleasant to admire the city on foot.
In addition to Utrecht, it is also possible to spend a romantic night in Amersfoort. Visit the atmospheric Lieve Vrouweplein, where you have a view of the Onze Lieve Vrouwetoren. Just like Utrecht, Amersfoort has old canals, which you can enjoy by taking a tour boat. It is worth walking past the Koppelpoort in the evening. It literally and figuratively shines in the night. Another place that is nice to visit is Spakenburg, a village that is known for its traditional costume. At present, there are still about 200 women who wear the traditional clothing. The old-Dutch pride can still be felt there.
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