Utrecht
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  • Utrecht: City Canal Cruise

    1. Utrecht: City Canal Cruise

    See the highlights of Utrecht's medieval inner city during a cruise on the Oudegracht canal. Learn about the city's history as you pass centuries-old buildings, canal houses, wharf cellars, and the Dom Tower. Exchange your voucher at the ticket office and collect your audioguide. Then, descend the 14 steps to the waterside to board your boat. Once you are settled, the boat will set off along the Oudegrachtn (Old Canal). Admire the oldest part of the city, which dates back to Roman times. Then, pass the highest church tower in the Netherlands, the Dom Tower. Marvel at other significant historical buildings along the route. After half an hour, arrive at the city's outer moat, a former defensive structure. Learn about the old strongholds and casemates there. Take photos of the beautiful Zocherpark. See the Railway Museum and Hoog Catharijne, the largest mall in the Netherlands, from the w...

  • Vecht River: Private Tour Sightseeing Cruise

    2. Vecht River: Private Tour Sightseeing Cruise

    Enjoy a Private tour and a sightseeing cruise along Vecht River. Admire the views of scenic castles, old draw bridges and 17th century river estates with their tea domes and colorful gardens along the route. Enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner at an exclusive restaurant, over looking the river. Start from your hotel or a central location of your choice in Amsterdam. Your private party will be picked up by the guide with a comfortable car and driven to the Vecht river to board on a classical open-topped boat. Toast with a glass of bubbly and enjoy the next two hours cruising by stunning castles, old draw bridges, and 17th-century river estates with their tea domes and vibrant gardens. Listen to tales of life along the river by a local skipper/guide, and get a good impression of the summer life of the wealthy merchants in the dutch golden age. Enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner of your cho...

  • From Amsterdam: Private Day Trip to the Dutch Castles

    3. From Amsterdam: Private Day Trip to the Dutch Castles

    Get picked up from your accommodation by your professional guide and head first to Muiden Castle. Commissioned by Count Floris V in 1280, this 13th-century castle is one of the oldest in The Netherlands. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Muiden Castle is a quintessential medieval castle accessible only by drawbridge and featured in a number of shows and films set in the Middle Ages. Next up is De Haar Castle, the largest castle in the Netherlands once privately owned by the van Zuylen family. Learn about the fascinating history of the castle while you tour the exhibitions in its interior as well as the park and beautiful gardens surrounding it. Get driven back to your accommodation after the tour.

    Out guide was knowledgable and I think it is something few people do when they get to Amsterdam but it is worth it. Den Haag castle is absolutely wonderful to see.

  • Utrecht: Silver Betrayal - City Exploration Game

    4. Utrecht: Silver Betrayal - City Exploration Game

    Silver Betrayal is one of the best-rated city games of Utrecht. Prepare to solve riddles, answer questions, and unlock hidden augmented and virtual reality elements. In just 1 hour, you'll get a peek into the history of this beautiful 900-year-old city. The story begins with you following a hard-working family man during a typical working day in the 17th century. But what starts out as a normal day, soon takes a turn for the worst. Help find out what's happening and who's responsible before it's too late. Choose to play with 1-3 players or in several smaller groups to compete against each other. You can stick together as a group because you'll walk the same route. You decide when to start and when to take a break. The mix of freedom and adventure makes this city game the perfect outing during your city trip.

  • Utrecht: Customizable Tour & Optional Train from Amsterdam

    5. Utrecht: Customizable Tour & Optional Train from Amsterdam

    Join a friendly local guide to get an authentic experience of Utrecht on a personalized private tour. Explore this quintessentially Dutch city’s history, culture, and fantastic food scene as you’re led down its quaint, canal-flanked streets (and those off the well-trodden tourist trail). Your itinerary will be personalized according to your preferences. Once you’ve booked, someone from the local supplier's team will be in touch, so let then know if you have any special requirements. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Meet your host at Amsterdam Station, and take the train 30 minutes to the university town of Utrecht, an enchanting hub of subterranean wharves and canalside haunts. You could visit the central Domplein square in the shadow of the Domt...

  • Orchid Farm and Giethoorn: Full-Day Tour

    6. Orchid Farm and Giethoorn: Full-Day Tour

    Make your way to the province of Overijssel, home to the Orchideeenhoeve and picturesque Giethoorn. Watch the landscape of the Netherlands’ newest province Flevoland pass by, which was built on reclaimed land, as your guide shares interesting information about the Netherlands. Upon arrival at the Orchid Farm, your guide will set up a meeting point and time for later. Explore the park at your own pace. Let yourself be enchanted by the exceptional flowers and plants, and surround yourself with more than 2,000 fuchsias, begonias, geraniums, and busy Lizzies in the fairytale SkyFlora Garden. Here, the flowers form an endless cloud above your head.

    Search for butterflies, caterpillars, and chrysalises in Butterfly Valley with a wildlife guide. Hear all about their life span, life cycle, feeding habits, camouflage, and the most eye-catching butterflies. Meet with your guide for th...

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What people are saying about Utrecht

Out guide was knowledgable and I think it is something few people do when they get to Amsterdam but it is worth it. Den Haag castle is absolutely wonderful to see.

The open deck is a bit too tight in good weather. Good quality coffee, pastries and sandwiches! Very pleasant crew. Cruise well worth it.

Wonderful cruise through Utrecht. Ideal on the Sunday morning before the shops and terraces open.