Take a private tour in and around Utrecht by luxury car, experience Holland in a nutshell. This tour will guide you through Utrecht and it's immediate surroundings including scenic rivers lined with splendid estates and castles.
What to Expect
This tour includes the following sights, and will guide you through the spectacular Dutch countryside, the new planned district of Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht Science Park, Utrecht Oost with it’s stately mansions, and parts of downtown medieval Utrecht and it’s gorgeous canals.
Your tour begins with a visit of Slot Zuylen. The castle’s history starts in the 13th century. Whilst retaining many of its medieval castle-like features it was converted into a country mansion in the 18th century. Slot Zuylen opened its doors to visitors 60 years ago and has meanwhile acquired museum status.
Afterwards you proceed to Westbroekse Molen & Buitenwegse Molen. Right next to eachother just outside Utrecht are these two windmills that both still occasionally serve their purpose in keeping the land dry (in addition to the electric pumping station). Both windmills have been fully restored recently and between the two mills is a monumental lock.
Continue to De Haar Castle. It is the biggest and most luxurious castle of the Netherlands. With its towers, turrets, moats, gates and suspension bridges, it resembles a true medieval castle. The castle has a cosmopolitan grandeur unique to the Netherlands, it rises like a fairy-tale castle from a park with impressive trees, surrounded by old gardens and ponds.
From here, move to Fort Rijnauwen, the largest fortress in The Stelling van Utrecht which consists of 16 fortresses north, east and south of the city and is part of the New Dutch Water Defence Line. This 19th century line of defence was built to protect Holland’s largest from enemy attacks from the east.
Your last stop is Rietveld Schröderhuis. Commissioned by Truus Schröder, Mr G. Rietveld built this house in 1924, now known as his masterpiece and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The house is the only structure that was ever built according to the architectural principles of ‘The Style’ art movement. Characteristic for ‘The Style’ is the opening up of blind walls and the use of primary colours red, blue and yellow in combination with white, grey and black.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Private tour guide/driver
- Bottled water
- Umbrellas (if needed)
What's Not Included
- Gratuities (optional)
- Entrance fees
- Food and drinks
Know Before You Go
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
• Transport is wheelchair accessible however be prepared for uneven surfaces at the sites visited which may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair