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Our most recommended Utrecht Sightseeing Walking Tours

Utrecht: City Highlights Exploration Game

1. Utrecht: City Highlights Exploration Game

Discover Utrecht’s fascinating history and attractions while solving clues around the old town. By solving this coming-of-age quest, you’ll fall in love with the city’s unique charming spirit. Each clue will lead you from one place to another by providing you with exact directions, so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. As you solve the problems and guess the answer, the secret stories of Utrecht slowly become unlocked. The game will take you about 2 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit. You do not need a guide - just download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure. If you are a large group, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphones. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, split into smaller groups and compete against each other, or each person can play on their own.

Utrecht: City History Walking Tour

2. Utrecht: City History Walking Tour

Embark on a walking sightseeing tour and discover the highlights of Utrecht. Hear about when and why the city received its rights and other interesting facts about the area's history. Stop at significant locations with your guide. In 2022, Utrecht celebrates 900 years of city rights. In 1122, Utrecht officially became a city — one of the first in the country. During this city walk, your experienced guide will tell you all about how Utrecht obtained its city rights and more. Hear about why Utrecht received city rights and where they were signed. Learn everything about the influence this has had on the city of Utrecht and how it is still developing today. Make a series of stops together with your guide and get to know the origins of the city. Prepare to be surprised by the beautiful places in the city center while you uncover their history.

Utrecht: The King's Speech City Exploration Game

3. Utrecht: The King's Speech City Exploration Game

The Kings Speech is the most adventurous citygame in Utrecht. You solve riddles answer questions and unlock hidden augmented- and virtual reality elements. In about 1,5 hours you'll discover the city center and the beautiful canals. Ready to start? The King of the Netherlands is delivering a speech in Utrecht about the impact of climate change. The AIVD (Dutch Secret Service) intercepted several messages and are worried about the safety of the King. He will arrive in a few hours but these threats are very serious and it could be a matter of life and death. As an agent you need to make sure the king will be safe! Take breaks in between challenges to have some drinks or food whenever you want. The mix of freedom and adventure makes this city game the perfect outing during your city trip!

Utrecht: Private or Public Off-The-Beaten Path Walking Tour

4. Utrecht: Private or Public Off-The-Beaten Path Walking Tour

Join a walking tour of Utrecht and its iconic Dom Tower, churchyards, the medieval city center, and more. Explore some of the most beautiful tree-lined canals of Europe with a local guide from a multiple award-winning tour operator. Meet your guide at Domplein, the city's main square in the heart of the city center. Embark on a walking tour through the old city center with your private party or, a maximum of 5 other travelers if you choose the small-group public walking tour. Learn about the city’s history that started around 2,000 years ago when Utrecht was part of the Limes, the Roman Empire’s northern border. Follow cobbled streets and churchyards, all leading to what has been the city’s main artery for centuries, the 1.5-mile-long old canal or Oudegracht. See the string of cafes and restaurants nearby. Make way to the Gothic Dom Church that with its dominating tower that is Utrecht's pride and joy and the last stop of your tour. Listen to interesting stories about the gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral before saying goodbye to your guide. After the tour, you can climb up the 495 steps or take the lift to the tower's top to experience an amazing bird’s eye view of the city. Click 'book' now to see both the private and public option!

From Amsterdam: Private Day Trip to the Dutch Castles

5. 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.

Amsterdam: Half-Day Castle Tour to Castle de Haar

6. Amsterdam: Half-Day Castle Tour to Castle de Haar

Let us take you to the most beautiful castle in the Netherlands. Kasteel de Haar is only a 45 minutes drive away from Amsterdam and takes you back in time. In this small group tour you have about 3.5 hours to visit the castle with its stunning rooms, its gardens, and the beautiful, landscaped park around it. Kasteel de Haar is characterized by its rich and extravagant history and the many special stories hidden behind the castle walls.

Utrecht: Romantic Tour

7. Utrecht: Romantic Tour

Explore the most romantic locations within the scenic city of Utrecht with a knowledgeable guide, and learn the historical love stories hidden in its streets. Experience the spellbinding atmosphere of this charming city and take photographs together in some unforgettable places. Marvel at the wondrous Dom Tower, Utrecht's famous bell tower, which dates back to the 14th-century. Learn the romantic twists and turns of the story of Henry and Katherine Hudson, and be engaged by other tales, from the heartbreaking to the hilarious. Discover the best spots to go for a date night, and come away with memories to treasure.

Utrecht: Escape Tour - Self Guided Citygame

8. Utrecht: Escape Tour - Self Guided Citygame

In the year 714 Willibrord was the Bishop of Utrecht. Because of this honorable task, he also had to listen to many confessions from fellow citizens. Sometimes there were extreme stories in between... This got him entangled in a mysterious murder case and Willibrord had to flee for his life. He had to be out of town within 2 hours and that was only possible through the secret exit! Will you help him? Choose your starting time with your teammates, beginning at anytime day or night. Make your way across the city, checking off tasks to find all the clues you need to reach the secret passage. As you search for clues, marvel at the beautiful sights of the town. Walk past the Dom Tower, wander through the lovely streets and keep an eye out for the many historic buildings in the city center. Work quickly, and you and your team could set the record for the fastest tour. Good luck!

Utrecht: 2-Hour Guided City Walking Tour

9. Utrecht: 2-Hour Guided City Walking Tour

Discover the city of Utrecht on this guided city highlights tour. Enjoy a sightseeing walk around the city center with insightful commentary from your local guide. Start your walking adventure at the famous Miffy's Traffic Light in the heart of Utrecht and meet your guide. Stop for photos at famous monuments along the route and hear interesting facts and anecdotes about them from your local guide. See the iconic Dom Tower and admire the impressive architecture of one of the most famous structures in Utrecht. Learn about this historic bell tower which dates back to the 14th century. Hear the fascinating story behind Utrecht University and the historical events that led to the Treaty of Utrecht, one of the first international peace negotiations.

Utrecht: Customizable Tour & Optional Train from Amsterdam

10. 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 Domtoren (a 14th-century bell tower that’s the tallest in the country) and the Gothic Cathedral of St. Martin. Alternatively, see the city’s natural beauty at the sprawling Utrecht Botanic Gardens, and peer into pocket-sized shops and restaurants along the Oudegracht – the most-central of the city’s famous canals. Stroll down the bustling Amsterdamsestraatweg, a hive of university students, and see the wide selection of local brews at the beer specialty store. Savor the floral fragrance at the colorful Bloemenmarkt of Utrecht, and browse through stalls selling fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, cheese, and meat at the typical Dutch market on the Vredenburg. Experience a modern-day village vibe in Twijnstraat, one of the coolest streets in Utrecht, and join locals popping into small independent shops, then admire the hofjes (concealed courtyards surrounded by almshouses) that have existed in the city since the Middle Ages. If you’re up for some fun, end your day at one of the city’s many game cafes for a bite and board game before boarding the train back to Amsterdam!

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What people are saying about Utrecht

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 12 reviews

We had a great tour in Utrecht and in the most beautiful weather we explored streets and areas that we would otherwise not have gone to. Highly recommended if the English is good enough.

Very wonderful, interesting, very flexible and easy to understand in English. If you want to enjoy the beautiful city, the exploration game takes significantly longer. Really great.

Guide Lucy was bright, energetic, articulate, and knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with her.

nice, friendly guide who had a lot of knowledge! highly recommended.

It was a fun quest through the streets of Utrecht.