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Utrecht (province)

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Utrecht [1] is a central province of the Netherlands. With its 1359 square kilometers it's the smallest province in the country. It is, however, densely populated.

Cities[edit]

  • Utrecht — interesting town known for its grachten, university students and left-wing politics
  • Amersfoort — another town with a large medieval town center
  • Bunnik — suburb mostly known for one nightclub
  • Maarssen — suburb in the urban area of Utrecht
  • Veenendaal — quite a large town but mostly residential
  • Vianen — A small historic town in the south of Utrecht.
  • Wijk bij Duurstede — the world's only drive-through windmill and some castles
  • Woerden — commuter town with a modern commercial cheese market
  • Zeist — town with the Slot Zeist

Other destinations[edit]

  • Leusden — Large village near Amersfoort, has some import WWII sites.

Understand[edit]

Utrecht was originally a bishopric that was often at war with its neighbors Gelderland, Holland (now the provinces of North-Holland and South-Holland) and Brabant (now North-Brabant and Flemish Brabant). It was one of the provinces in the Union of Utrecht that declared themselves independent of Spain in 1579, thus starting what would eventually become the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Get in[edit]

Since Utrecht is located in the center of the country, it is relatively easy to reach from anywhere in the Netherlands. There is no major airport, but there is a regular direct train between the city of Utrecht, which is the central railway hub of the country, and Schiphol Airport near Amsterdam.

Get around[edit]

Check individual pages to see how to get there.

Route planner

NS train route planner

See[edit][add listing]

The most interesting part of the province Utrecht is the city with the same name. There are many things to see there, all listed on the city's Wiki page. See that page for more information. Check UtrechtYourWay for all touristic information about the province of Utrecht. Hotels, B&B's, Museums, Attractions: You can find them all at UtrechtYourWay.

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The most interesting part of the province Utrecht is the city with the same name. There are many things to do there, all listed on the city's Wiki page. See that page for more information

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Get out[edit]

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