Oudegracht: the best area to stay in a B&B in UtrechtThe Oudegracht is the main canal of Utrecht. Nearby you'll find the city's most important sights, such as the City Hall. It's also the ideal place to book your B&B Utrecht because it's full of cafés, restaurants, shops and places to drink. Utrecht is known for being a university city, so a bed and breakfast in this area is perfect for groups of friends and people who want to enjoy lively local life. Of course, you can always ask the manager of your small accommodation for tips on his favourite restaurant for dinner or which café he would recommend for coffee and cake!
Utrecht Cathedral and Centraal MuseumUtrecht Cathedral (called Domkerk) and the Centraal Museum are very close by and a must-see if you love culture. A B&B near the cathedral allows you to enjoy the view as often as you like. Still, if you want to climb the Domtoren, the tallest building in the Netherlands, you'll have to take a few steps. In fact, it is said that a whirlwind collapsed part of the church in the 17th century, effectively separating the two buildings... We're sure that the owner of your accommodation in Utrecht can tell you more stories about this!
How to get to UtrechtUtrecht is a city without an airport, but as it is located in the country's centre, it can easily be reached from Rotterdam, Eindhoven and Amsterdam airports, the latter being only 45 minutes away. If you are considering a holiday in Utrecht or a city break when travelling to nearby Amsterdam, remember that staying in a bed and breakfast is the most pleasant way to discover this city.
What is the best season to visit Utrecht? Although Utrecht is a perfect city at any time of year, spring and summer are the times when you can fully enjoy this vibrant city. During the warmer months, you can take pleasant walks and enjoy an outdoor bar on the Oudegracht. The early autumn months are also an ideal time to visit a Bed and Breakfast in Utrecht and observe the changing colours of autumn while cycling through the streets and parks. If, on the other hand, you prefer to travel in winter to see the city without tourists, the weeks leading up to Christmas are ideal for admiring the city in all its illuminated glory.
Getting around UtrechtAlthough Utrecht is a small city and can be explored on foot, discovering it by bicycle is the most Dutch way and most representative of the culture of this beautiful country. The B&B in Utrecht probably has bikes for you, or the owner will know where to rent one. If you are lucky enough to encounter good weather, you could also have the opportunity to go kayaking or canoeing along the canals. There is also a good bus network and a small tram system for longer trips.