Canals of Utrecht

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Canals of Utrecht

Explore Utrecht from the water and you will be treated to an entirely different view. See the historic façades of wharf side houses, sculpted tableaux, and all kinds of impressive trees along the canals, some of which are over 200 years old! You can choose between a round-trip with a canal cruise or set out on an exploratory expedition by pedal boat, rowing boat or canoe.

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Explore Utrecht from the water and you will be treated to an entirely different view. See the historic façades of wharf side houses, sculpted tableaux, and all kinds of impressive trees along the canals, some of which are over 200 years old! You can choose between a round-trip with a canal cruise or set out on an exploratory expedition by pedal boat, rowing boat or canoe.

Canal Tours & Deals

Rederij Schuttevaer and Rederij de Ster both offer canal cruises and boat trips through Utrecht. Next to the usual city tours, numerous special tours are also available. Combine your canal cruise with:

  • A pancake lunch in a pancake restaurant,
  • A tour in the steam beer brewery of Stadskasteel Oudaen (City castle Oudaen),
  • A theatre play in the attractive Werftheatre,
  • A visit to two other museums in the heart of Utrecht.

Beautiful Scenic Area

A boat trip along the canals can be particularly romantic in spring when cow parsley is in bloom. Tip for romantic couples: You can also enjoy a round trip on the canals on a Venetian gondola. 

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