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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
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“With its many old trees and fountain, Wilhelminapark is one of the most beautiful parks in Utrecht. Built almost 120 years ago it has this special atmosphere. It is definitely a good place to cycle, exercise, go for a stroll or BBQ. Park is located 15min walking distance from home. ”
  • 81 locals recommend
Tea Room
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“beautiful and delicious...bike ride here! If hot - jump in the water when you get there.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Park
“Nature area just outside town with good and typical bars/restaurants along the way. Try De Veldkeuken and Theehuis Rhijnauwen”
  • 33 locals recommend
Garden
“Big and medium size national and international performances, mainly dance and theatre. Built by Dutch architect Dudok in 1941. www.stadsschouwburg-utrecht.nl”
  • 16 locals recommend
Museum
“If you are a fan of architecture: The Rietveld Schröder house is an architectural highlight of De Stijl and iconic landmark in Utrecht. It is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Route
“Small park 10 min walking distance from home. Might be a nice start for a walk along Singel canal which goes around Utrecht' s old town.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Entertainment
“You have to book a time slot for this museum as it's so small, but it is an amazing house and the audio tour gives a lot of info. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“A fairly large botanic garden which is really nice on a sunny day to walk around and discover new plants, my favourite part is the outdoor bamboo section.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Childfriendly restaurant with nice menu and lovely partially covered terrace with heaters”
  • 25 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Supermarket Get your breakfast here and bring it home! Try the hagelslag (chocolatesprinkles for on your sandwich) and the stroopwaffels.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Planetarium and museum of space, stars and the planets. NB: during winter time, this museum offers special sightseeing nights on Friday. Please check the museum website for exact times. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Place to eat
“The most romantic spot near Utrecht (15 minutes bike ride) along the river Kromme Rijn. They bake their own bread and have all kinds of self made pastry, soups and salads. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Park
“To enjoy the sunshine, to have a bbq or to eat from Jasmijn & Ik picknick baskets or other take away food.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Best italian pasta in town, cheap and good most expensive dish is around 15 euro. no reservations, say hello to the owner Onno for me;) Good limoncello”
  • 13 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The best museum in the Netherlands: The Railway Museum in Utrecht. Experience in the museum the exciting world of train travel!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
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“Meat, wine and drinks for the younger working adult (25+). Great atmosphere and at a crawling distance..”
  • 14 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Tea Room
“beautiful and delicious...bike ride here! If hot - jump in the water when you get there.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Childfriendly restaurant with nice menu and lovely partially covered terrace with heaters”
  • 25 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Best italian pasta in town, cheap and good most expensive dish is around 15 euro. no reservations, say hello to the owner Onno for me;) Good limoncello”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
“Meat, wine and drinks for the younger working adult (25+). Great atmosphere and at a crawling distance..”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bagel Shop
“Coffee, pies, bagels, juices, newspapers, magazines..nice people. All the ingredients to pass a rainy or sunny day!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fine dining, upclass, never visites personally but some People are fond of it.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A special restaurant for special moments. They have a nice terras with a lovely view at the Wilhelminapark.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very good Italian restaurant! Reasonable price : quality :) And enough space around your table to have a "private" dinner, not that crowded.”
  • 7 locals recommend

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