Free Utrecht Highlights: go local with Bart!

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

Tour description

Discover Utrecht! Go local with Bart!

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. 

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  • Meeting point:
    Neude Janskerkhof en Domplein, 3512 J...
    Neude Janskerkhof en 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 be wearing a blue coat.

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).

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daniel 19 Feb 2024

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Travelled alone - Feb 2024
it was nice and educative, I would definitely never visited places on my own like we did together, e.g. University, tik-tok alley, bottom of cannals
Nell 18 Feb 2024

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Travelled in group - Feb 2024
Interesting and informative tour; of the beaten track, would recommend
Michael 17 Feb 2024

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Travelled alone - Feb 2024
Professional, engaging, passionate, courteous about keeping the group safe and from blocking traffic, knowledgeable. All that you could ask for in a guide!
David 17 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
A tour full of interesting stories and random facts. Great to get to know my new hometown a little better in this way. Utrechter Bart has a nice voice and keeps everyone’s attention!
Luc 14 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
One of the best guides ever
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Who is this tour for?

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

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 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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