20 Photos to inspire you to visit the little town of Utrecht

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The Netherlands has some of the sweetest little towns hidden away from the rest of the world. Most traveller’s chose the bigger more bustling cities of Amsterdam and Rotterdam to see. For me, those six months I spent living the Dutch city of Nijmegen meant I really got to do some exploring of the more smaller unheard of towns.

Often we would wake up on the cold gloomy mornings, pick a random train and get off at smaller unheard of cities on the same line. Though this day, we had planned a day trip to Utrecht. It was Autumn which meant the hues of browns and yellows were everywhere, from buildings to the littlest leaves falling on the ground. Utrecht, like so many other Dutch cities, is know for it’s picturesque canals and terraces by the water. That said, every Dutch city has it’s own character and personality, so every visit is a different experience in itself.

A Day In Utrecht

We spent the day walking through cobblestoned streets and admiring the picturesque buildings through rustling yellow and orange leaves. We even spent a few hours playing in the Autumn leaves! At some point we found a strange shop which was a mix of Egyptian and Afrikaans traditions (not what we expected to find in Utrecht but it’s pretty clear where our Dutch influences in South Africa come from!)

We grabbed some coffee (and then more coffee… and just a little more coffee…) at one of the many water-side cafes and did a little window shopping because well, you know how students on a budget can be!

We found the Dom Tower and then visited the gardens of a Utrecht castle before making our way back home. It’s hard not to fall in love with Utrecht’s vibrant heart and lively personality. It’s also impossible to get lost as the Dom Tower dominates the skyline and is visible from any direction of the town.

Utrecht is the perfect place to visit on any day trip. Situated just 27 minutes outside of Amsterdam and with trains running ever so frequently, it’s perfect for a small adventure. Here are 20 photos to inspire you to visit the little town of Utrecht.

Utrecht Buildings
Utrecht Buildings, Old Dutch Buildings
Streets of Utrecht, Utrecht City Centre
Utrecht Park. Utrecht City Centre, Autumn leaves
Utrecht streets
Utrecht Streets
Canals of Utrecht
Utrecht Streets
Autumn leaves
Old Dutch Buildings, Utrecht
Utrecht Gardens
Utrecht Buildings
Utrecht Buildings
Utrecht Buildings
Utrecht Gardens
Canals of Utrecht, Dutch Canals
South African Shop in Utrecht
Shopping in Utrecht
Utrecht Canals

Here are 7 more reasons why you should visit Utrecht! Have you visited Utrecht? What did you do on your visit there? Leave me a comment below!

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I'm Shalinee - a Geminian scientist who loves to travel, write, draw and eat chocolate. I've visited over twenty countries, published a Environmental Science encyclopaedia and somewhere along the way started a science communication company to help students and corporates translate that hard-to-read data generated in a lab. Other than that, I'm just searching for the magic still hidden in the world.

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