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The best family activities in Utrecht

The city of Utrecht offers a variety of activities for every age. Whether you’re into history, physical activities or tasty food Utrecht has it all. We made an overview of some of the best family activities in Utrecht especially for you.

A family quest

Puzzle your way to victory

Is your family really into (board) games? Do you know how to solve every riddle? Work together and find the secret exit to the city with the Utrecht Escape tour. During this quest you will discover new things about the city of Utrecht. Download the app and maybe your name will be on the top of the leader board.

A fairy tale scavenger hunt

Does your household include a real princes or knight? Take them to Kasteel de Haar. Learn all about the magic of this castle, find your way out of the maze and visit the deer in their compound.

Museum fun for the entire family

Miffy Museum

Did you know Miffy is from Utrecht? The best museum to visit with small children is the Miffy Museum! This museum offers them a fun way to discover the world with their favourite characters. Mondane activities such as putting clothes on the clothesline, mowing the lawn and riding a bike suddenly become a lot of fun.

Railway museum

Does your family enjoy riding on a train? Catch the train from Utrecht Central station towards the railway museum and enjoy a day filled with discoveries and fun. Step behind the control panel of a train, visit the theatre shows and take a seat in the royal waiting room.

Curious to see what other fun museums Utrecht has to offer? Read the Museum special: Utrecht.

Activities for the family that loves the outdoors

Canoeing through the moats

The canals in Utrecht are perfect for canoeing. When you combine this water sport with a delicious picnic in the park you’ll have the perfect summer day. Will everyone stay in the boat?

A bike ride through the countryside

From Utrecht city it is only a short bike ride to one of the best nature parks in The Netherlands; De Utrechtse Heuvelrug. This area is perfect to race each other. Who will be the first to reach the top of the hill?

The best place to eat and sleep

The crown on top of a perfect day is a family dinner at The U. Enjoy favourite dishes like the Inntel Original Beef Burger or a Pizza Prosciutto. Afterwards take a dive in the infinity pool and talk about an amazing day in the family room. Do these sound like the best family activities in Utrecht? Then book you family get-away through the button below.

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Those were the best family activities in Utrecht. Utrecht is also a perfect spot for a romantic get-away if you’re going as a couple.

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