5 Places to Visit in Utrecht – the Netherlands

5 Places to Visit in Utrecht – the Netherlands, Utrecht, Netherlands (B)

Utrecht: for many tourists visiting The Netherlands not really well-known, but still a city which is definitely worth the visit. Most tourists who are going to The Netherlands, are going for the capital city of the country; Amsterdam. However, if you want to explore more in the country, you can easily combine Amsterdam with Utrecht. Utrecht is a city which is located in the centre of The Netherlands and also has the canals, Dutch architecture and nice cafes and boutiques. From Amsterdam, it’s only half an hour by train.

In the heart of Utrecht you can find the St. Martin’s Cathedral with its famous Dom Tower. Where ever you are in the city, you can see the Dom Tower from far away, it really is the image of Utrecht. In 125, the building was a Romanesque church, nowadays it consists out of the 14th century choir, the 15th century transepts and two chapels.

Although the St. Martin’s Cathedral and the Dom Tower are separated from each other, it definitely does belong together. The Dom Tower separated with the church after the destruction of the nave during a thunderstorm in 167. The ruins were only cleared away in 1826 when the Dom square was laid out, with restoration finally completed in 1988. It’s also worth to visit the inside of the St. Martin’s Cathedral! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 5 Places to Visit in Utrecht – the Netherlands
Guide Location: Netherlands » Utrecht
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Daphne Van Der Pol
Read it on Author's Website: https://girlswanderlust.com/2018/02/01/5-places-to-visit-in-utrecht-the-netherlands/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • St. Martin’s Cathedral
  • The Railway Museum
  • Hoog Catharijne Shopping centre
  • Centraal Museum
  • Dom Tower