Free tour Utrecht Highlights

Duration: 2h
Languages: German, English
Guru: Bart
Quality Verified Registered on July 21, 2021

As a guide and historian I have worked around the world. But each time I came back to Utrecht, I realized this is the place I really want to be. There’s so much to enjoy here! Past and present! During the Covid Crisis it became clear to me how much I missed showing people around in my hometown. Not just the telling of the stories or showing the hidden gems, but meeting new people. When showing people around my dear old Utrecht I’m having just as much of a holiday as my guests!

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Utrecht is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands. A smaller and easygoing version of Amsterdam it’s called sometimes. But it’s so much more than that! Utrecht is a vibrant university city, filled with quaint shops, old brown bars, hidden oasis and oh yeah plenty of canals and gabled houses.
During this tour I will show you around town. Being a historian in an old town like Utrecht is a bit like being Charlie in the Chocolate factory. So there will be many old stories. Other things will be talked about as well. How come we don’t get into accidents with all those bicycles? How does Utrecht try to create a modern living climate?  And questions? I love questions! Ask me anything! (Well almost anything).
The tour will include some unmissable highlights. The cathedral. The Canals. But it will also take you to some hidden gems, so quiet and peaceful, you will forget you’re in the fourth largest city of the Netherlands. It’s impossible to get to know all of Utrecht in one walk, but at the end of my tour you will have a pretty good idea what Utrecht is all about.

We start and end at the Cathedral Square (Domplein), next to the statue of Jan van Nassau. 
Come with me. Get to know one of the loveliest towns in the Netherlands. Make the most of your time in good old Utrecht! 

(The minimum number of participants in principle is 5. If the minimum number of participants has not been reached two hours before the start, the tour is automatically cancelled. 
(I will always try to notify you).

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  • Meeting point:
    Domplein, 3512 JE Utrecht, Netherlands
    Domplein, 3512 JE Utrecht, Netherlands
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    I will be next to the statue of Jan Van Nassau, Domplein (cathedral square). I will have a sign ‘Guruwalk’ with me.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Ksenija 29 Jan 2023
Amsterdam

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
loved the tour - Bart is very knowledgeable, fun and friendly. He definitely has the passion for the city and its history. Highly recommended!
Julia 25 Jan 2023
Aachen

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Travelled in group - Jan 2023
Die Tour mit Bart war einfach fantastisch. Er erzählt mit so viel Witz und Begeisterung, sodass wir sehr viel Spaß hatten. Würden wir definitiv weiterempfehlen!
Katia 24 Jan 2023
London

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Travelled in group - Jan 2023
We went on Sunday 22 of January at 14:00. It was the best tour that I have ever did. Excellent guide
Karin 21 Jan 2023
Heiloo

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Although Dutch and knowing a lot about history I learned many more during the tour. Very interesting.
Karin 09 Jan 2023
's-Hertogenbosch

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Travelled in group - Jan 2023
Bart gave a lot of interesting facts about the city, and took us through places I would have never known about if not for this tour. Been to Utrecht a few times before, but this was definitely the best time!
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 25 people.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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