Utrecht is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands thatwas built by the Romans.
The city is famous for its quiet monasteries and churches. The Dome Cathedral is particularly famous, its belltower is considered to be the highest in the Netherlands. Moreover, from the height of the tower in you might be able to see almost half the country.
When you get down, you will enter the Garden of Bishops with a fountain and a statue of a writing monk.
Around the cathedral there are the quarters of the historic part of the city with marvelously preserved medieval buildings.
You will walk along the Singel canal, past the ancient ramparts, to the bastion of Star Guard (now – the observatory), along typical residential quarters, while listening to your guide telling the story of numerous historic buildings that you will meet on the way.
You will see the House of the Pope, the “Cross of the Churches”, and, of course, the famous Old Canal, along the embankment of whichcountless cafes and restaurants are spread out.
Nowadays the Old Canal is a favorite resting place not only for the citizens of the city and the country, but also for the guests. If desired, a guided tour of the Rhine can be included in the excursion.
There are 14 operating museums in the city. The most extraordinary of them are the Museum of Coins, the Railway Museum, and the Grocery and Gastronomy Museum, which introduces its visitors to the secrets of making liqueur sweets.
And for connoisseurs of art, the doors of the Het Catharijneconvent museum, where the country’s largest collection of medieval art objects is kept, are hospitably opened.
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