Nightlife Entertainment Tour in Utrecht, Utrecht

When it comes to great nightlife entertainment, Utrecht has a lot to offer. Downtown, namely the Oudegracht area, is where most of the city’s nightlife is located, including such places as 't Oude Pothuys, Tivoli, Café België and much more. Take the following tour to discover Utrecht’s hottest nightspots.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Nightlife Entertainment Tour in Utrecht Map

Guide Name: Nightlife Entertainment Tour in Utrecht
Guide Location: Netherlands » Utrecht (See other walking tours in Utrecht)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 km
Author: JohnB
't Oude Pothuys

1) 't Oude Pothuys

't Oude Pothuys, one the oldest clubs in Utrecht, is among the top live rock venues in Holland. A small entrance leads to a spacious basement fully equipped with the latest in audio technology. This unforgettable place offers an impressive drink menu and a friendly staff. Its walls are decorated with guitars and other instruments and the menus are made of old vinyl records.
Café België

2) Café België

Café België, a great alternative to traditional pubs, features some forty beers on tap and around 200 bottled beers. Its selection includes a variety of brands from Belgium, Holland and several other countries. Though very busy on weekends, there is always some room to squeeze in.
Café de Postillon

3) Café de Postillon

Café de Postillon has been serving beer for two centuries, making it among the oldest pubs in Utrecht. Featuring great beer on tap and a terrace with a wonderful view, be sure to check out Café de Postillon’s welcoming atmosphere.
Stairway to Heaven‎

4) Stairway to Heaven‎

Stairway to Heaven‎, a live music venue with a cool atmosphere, features regular concerts and other shows, many of them free of charge. When not hosting performances, its house DJs spin the best music, energizing the dance floor all night long.
't College

5) 't College

't College has been a family-run business since 1978. Initially serving as a coffeehouse, it went on to become Utrecht’s top venue for jazz and blues. It is also a popular meeting point for locals in the morning, afternoon and evenings.
Café Olivier

6) Café Olivier

Café Olivier, located in a former church, Maria Minora, built in the 17th century, features a great selection of beer. Its friendly staff and exquisite interior make it a top notch venue for any activity.

Walking Tours in Utrecht, Netherlands

Create Your Own Walk in Utrecht

Create Your Own Walk in Utrecht

Creating your own self-guided walk in Utrecht is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Religious Buildings Tour in Utrecht

Religious Buildings Tour in Utrecht

Utrecht’s religious buildings will amaze you with their beauty, design and fascinating history. Some of them, such as Jacobikerk or Sint-Gertrudiskathedraal, are of interest for their role in the Dutch Reformation, which influenced the city’s spiritual life in many ways. Take the following tour to discover the best holy buildings Utrecht has to offer.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Utrecht, one of the largest cities in the Netherlands, is a tourist-friendly destination renowned for its numerous cultural and historic treasures. On this orientation walk you will climb 465 steps to the top of the Dom Tower, visit the best music museum in the Netherlands, as well as the legendary Oudegracht ("old canal") and other remarkable sites fit to make anyone's visit to Utrecht unforgettable.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
Architecture Tour in Utrecht

Architecture Tour in Utrecht

Among Dutch cities Utrecht has one of the richest collections of medieval buildings. A blend of Baroque and Gothic styles, Utrecht’s architectural styles have been dictated by the Reformation and the Dutch wars. Take the following tour to discover the city’s best architecture.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
Museum Tour in Utrecht, Part II

Museum Tour in Utrecht, Part II

Utrecht is one of the top touristic destinations in Netherlands. Thousands of tourists visit it every year. The city is famous for its lovely Museums. Most of them can be found in Museum Quarter. This tour will lead you to some of the best known museums in Utrecht.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km
Museum Tour in Utrecht, Part I

Museum Tour in Utrecht, Part I

Utrecht, the fourth largest city in the Netherlands, attracts many tourists. It contains many large and small museums, the majority of them located in the eastern part of the municipality, called the Museum Quarter. Take the following tour to acquire plenty of unique and unforgettable memories.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Utrecht for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Utrecht has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Utrecht, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.