Park Lepelenburg is situated along the canals that surround the centre of Utrecht. The Lepelenburg originally served as one of the city’s defensive works, but was given a recreational purpose over time. As soon as the sun breaks through the clouds, Utrecht’s inhabitants are quick to occupy a patch of grass in Park Lepelenburg.
- Picnic in Park Lepelenburg.
- Enjoy live music or theater at the music stand.
- Enjoy cocktail hour between the locals at the park on a summer day.
Picnicking at Lepelenburg
On summery days, everyone in Utrecht—from students to families—gladly descends on Park Lepelenburg. This little park has a playground, white chairs for lounging about and a very large field of grass where youth play football and families picnic. The red-white bandstand is the park’s eye-catcher.
Concerts in the bandstand
If you happen upon Park Lepelenburg on a summery day, you will likely end up not leaving it quickly. If you do, it will only be for a short walk to the supermarket on Nachtegaalstraat to buy a bottle of rosé and snacks and then to return to enjoy life on the grass amongst the inhabitants of Utrecht. Do not be surprised if you end up spending a Sundays here, taking in live music or a play performed in the bandstand.
The Sonnenborgh museum and observatory adjoins the park. See the stars, planets, sun and moon through one of the five telescopes. Or walk to the Spoorwegmuseum (Railway Museum), an interactive museum about trains and the railway.