Utrecht’s most famous sight is the Dom Tower, a 112-metre-high steeple that was part ... More of the Minster until a fierce storm in 1675 destroyed the Minster’s nave. Thousands of tourists climb the tower every year, and are rewarded with a dazzling view of the city.
Utrecht’s network of canals give a very Dutch feel to the inner city. In summer, the terraces of the many bars that line the canals are packed with people enjoying the sunshine, while the winter months see people taking a welcome respite from the cold inside the cosy cafes.
The Dutch Railways headquarters are located in the Netherlands’ largest brick building, the Nederlandse Spoorwegen, which also houses a museum detailing the history of rail travel in the Netherlands. Utrecht’s university is the largest in the country, and its museum explains the world of science from the past to the present. Another interesting museum to visit is the National Museum ‘From Musical Clock to Street Organ’, where several centuries of mechanical instruments including clocks and automatically functioning musical instruments are on display.
A huge shopping complex, the Hoog Catharijne, stretches between the city centre and the central railway station. A variety of goods can be found here and in the city’s many markets, such as the Tweede-handsgoederenmarkt, a great place to find second-hand bargains.
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