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Through quirks of planned and unplanned travel, Utrecht holds the distinction of the most frequent destination for me in Netherlands – I seem to always stop by for a few hours whenever I am in the vicinity. On the most recent trip I had a specific target in mind (more on that in a later post), but I also managed to spend an evening walking around the city center. Here are a few pictures illustrating the charms of Utrecht’s architecture around the main canal, Oudegracht.

Utrecht, Netherlands


Utrecht, Netherlands


Utrecht, Netherlands


Utrecht, Netherlands

There are several museums and a couple of interesting churches in Utrecht, so it can certainly support a full day or more of exploration. In good weather, hire a waterbike for a circle around Oudegracht – the experience is different from the same activity in Amsterdam because the scale is much more intimate. I should do Utrecht more justice one of these days and spend longer time there.

These and other pictures of Utrecht have been added to my Netherlands Flickr album.

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  1. Tatiana

    I really like these building fronts! Especially when they are reflected in the water surface. It seems like a beautiful Fairyland 🙂

  2. Ilya

    Yes, there is definitely something special about pretty buildings over water edge. Not just in Holland, but Holland makes it a specialty 😉

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