"I am attacking, follow me"'”these were the words of Karel Doorman, the gallant Rear Admiral of Battle of the Java Sea, who is surely one of the best treasures of Utrecht.
Stepping in Utrecht
The capital of Utrecht province, Utrecht is one of the most populous cities of Netherlands. It's situated in the eastern zone of Randstad conurbation & is the 4th biggest city of the country. The city centre of Utrecht features an archaic tone with most of its structures dating back to High Middle Ages and this ancient city is famous as the prime religious center of Netherlands. The beautiful Dutch city hosts eminent institutes of higher education and is one among the biggest cultural hubs of the country. Thanks to its central position, Utrecht serves as a major transport point for both road & rail transport.
Staying Cheap in Utrecht
If you are looking for cheap hotels in Utrecht, Park Plaza Utrecht is a ubiquitous choice. Located right at Utrecht city center, this modern hotel welcomes with its own parking facility, free wi-fi, free sauna & fitness center - one of the best Utrecht hotels that promise an amazing city view. You will love the homemade cocktails & the sumptuous dining options from the hotel's restaurant & bar.
Apollo Hotel Utrecht City is another top voted option for cheap hotels in this beautiful Dutch city. Ther hotel offers plenty of options with its 90 rooms & each of them assures spacious private bathroom, free Wi-Fi, modern decor, Satellite color TV, safe, hairdryer & many such convenient amenities.
Luxury Hotels of Utrecht
When it comes to luxury hotels in Utrecht, Grand Hotel Karel V is a top favorite among the tourists here. This gorgeous family-friendly hotel boasts as many as 121 rooms and each of them speak of tasteful elegance, be it in terms of decor or the cutting edge facilities or the room service. You will enjoy 24/7 room service, free Wi-fi, minibars, digital TV, private showers & Wi-fi is also free for public areas. Located near main attractions of the city like Dom Church or Central Museum, the Grand Hotel is a smoke-free zone with 2 restaurants, one indoor pool , steam room, sauna and lounge bar.
Speaking of luxury hotels in Utrecht, mention must be made of Carlton President Hotel. This edgy modern hotel offers plush rooms with flat screen televisions, free Wi-Fi, coffee & tea-making facilities, minibars. You will love the relaxed restaurant with airy floor-to-ceiling windows while the bar is equally appealing. Akin to most of the plush Utrecht hotels, Carlton President too features Jacuzzi, spa, sauna bath & there is even a solarium.
Must Do/See Things in Utrecht
The famous Dom Tower (112 m) is the ultimate attraction of this ancient Dutch city. It's an amazing experience to relish the majestic view of this beautiful from the top of the tower. Then, of course, you have the famous Museum Speelklok which draws in huge numbers of visitors every day with its amazing collection of musical clocks & organs. You can't definitely miss out on the colorful floral market of Janskerkhof, which is held every Saturday & you must make a point to take a canoe tour to explore the city. The light art route of Trajectum Lumen is another wonderful attraction of Utrecht.