This city and municipality is the capital of the Dutch province of Utrecht. As the fourth largest city of the Netherlands, Utrecht has an ancient city centre featuring many buildings from the Early Middle Ages. Since the eighth century this has been a religious centre for the Netherlands. The city is the home of Utrecht University which is the Netherlands largest university. There are also several other institutes for higher education in the city.
The economy of Utrecht depends on several large institutions located in the city. Rabobank, a large bank, has its headquarters in Utrecht. This is also the centre of the Dutch railroad network and is the head office of Nederlandse Spoorwegen. ProRail is another company in the city. There are many areas for office space.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Things to do might include climbing Dom Tower, taking a tour boat through the canals, or renting a canal bike to pedal your own way the area. Near the canals in Utrecht you will find some great dining options including International options of Italian, Thai, and American. Choices include Cafe ’t College - a jazz-blues restaurant offering steaks, salads, etc. Also Stadskasteel Oudaen - a 13th century city castle turned restaurant.
The nearest major airport from Utrecht is Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. This airport offers international flights from Amsterdam, Netherlands and is 53 km (33 miles) from the city centre. Another major airport in the area is Rotterdam The Hague Airport, which has international flights from Rotterdam and is 63 km (39 miles) from Utrecht. The Utrecht Centraal Station is the hub of the Dutch rail network. It can be easily accessed from almost every station throughout the country. The bus station is located next to the train station, with international and domestic choices. There is a high speed tram service to two neighbouring towns. Walking is the easiest way to get around Utrecht and this is a bike-friendly city. The A12, A2, A27 and A28 are all major roads that surround the city.