Utrecht is a city to fall in love with. This modern student city with a rich medieval past is located in the heart of the Netherlands. It is a city that keeps surprising her guests and residents. For a nice, relaxing and inspirational stay Utrecht is the right match! And all this, just meters away from Inntel Hotels Utrecht Centre.

Connections – Follow the lines and curves of the city

Inntel Hotels Utrecht Centre is located in an inspiring hub to meet, stay and relax. Follow the interplay of lines in the hotel and be surprised by the many landmarks of the city. The centrally located 4-star hotel has 162 unique hotel rooms. What do you think of the Spa room with private sauna, whirlpool and rain shower with a unique view of the city? A weekend in Utrecht gives you just enough time to experience the best the city has to offer. Below you can see an example of how to spend a 48 hours in Utrecht which you can use as inspiration for your own city trip.

Friday

18.00h

After checking in you can relax in Spa Dôme on the 11th floor of the hotel. Go for a swim with a view. Get a massage and enjoy the Finnish sauna and Turkish steam bath. Even though it’s on the 11th floor it is still possible to go outside. Cool down on the terrace, relax on the comfortable lounge chair and listen to the city and all her sounds.

20.00h

Now that you are fully relaxed from your visit to the wellness, you can taste the urban vibe of the U Food & Drinks. In the restaurant you will find the cobblestones that are typical for the city centre.

Saturday

08.00h

Kick start your day with a decent breakfast at the restaurant. Fresh baked croissants, hot coffee and an egg prepared to your preference. It’s finally time to explore the city of Utrecht.

10.00h

Do something different and discover 2000 years of Utrechts’ history underneath the Dom square. DOMunder! DOMunder is an award-winning, historic attraction underneath the Domplein in Utrecht and offers fun for young and old. After an introduction you will use the special flashlight to explore archaeological remains and exciting stories. Join a Discovery Tour at DOMunder on fixed departure times.

11.30h

After discovering the city underneath the ground it’s time to reach great heights at The Dom tower, the symbol of the city of Utrecht. Climbing the Dom Tower is a wonderful opportunity to view the city of Utrecht in an entirely different way! Via 465 steps (there is no lift) a guide will take you to the top of the highest church tower in the Netherlands. The tower can only be visited as part of a guided tour, during which the expert guides will take you on a historical journey through all the rooms and galleries.

12.45h

Got a bit hungry? In the city centre of Utrecht are a lot of lunch places. We recommend going to the Oudegracht or Neude square. Enough choice with plenty of variety.

15.00h

When you’re refueled due to a good lunch it’s time to start exploring again. The charming old city centre of Utrecht is a true shopper’s paradise. You’ll find popular department stores, small boutiques, trendy retail concepts and bustling markets. Look for special second-hand treasures in the antique stores on the Oudegracht and in the Museumkwartier. Or browse the boutiques in the Voorstraat and the Schoutenstraat for design items from young fashion designers. For the loveliest home decorations, you need to be in the Zadelstraat. And you’ll find trendy, affordable clothing on the Steenweg at the well-known fashion chain stores. If it’s raining head for  Hoog Catharijne, the largest indoor shopping mall in the Netherlands. Plenty of reasons to make Utrecht your next shopping destination!

20.00h

The choice of restaurants in Utrecht is gigantic. Whether you feel like eating sushi, tapas, Mexican, French, Asian or a simple steak. Everything is possible.

23.00h

Utrecht is a vibrant city where you can party until early in the morning. During the week you will meet a lot of students in the bars and cafés but in the weekend the dancefloor is for everybody. Going out in Utrecht is as diverse as its audience.

And the good thing is, Inntel Hotels Utrecht Centre is just around the corner. In less than 10 minutes you will lay down in the most comfortable bed.

Sunday

10.00h
Goodmorning! Wake up with a nice cup of coffee, some crisp bread and fresh fruit. After an extensive breakfast, it’s time to head the city. We are going to the canals.

Dom City SUP School organizes SUP lessons and tours through the charming waterways of Utrecht, accompanied by an internationally-recognized instructor. Stand-up paddle surfing is a sport that involves standing on a surfboard and paddling while on your feet. Get a two-hour full-body workout or a relaxing tour.

13.00h

Check out another great restaurant for lunch and unwind from this mornings activity.

15.00h

The city is filled with cultural possibilities. Visit the Central Museum, your gateway to art and culture from the world of Utrecht. From Rietveld to the Utrecht Caravaggists, from Dick Bruna to Moesman and from Viktor & Rolf to the centuries-old Utrecht ship. A special part of the Central Museum is the studio of Dick Bruna, one of the Netherlands’ most famous illustrators and graphic designers. You might know him as the creator of Nijntje a.k.a Miffy. For the last 30 years of his career, he worked at his studio in the centre of Utrecht on a daily basis. In this part of the museum you will see his personal memories. Be surprised by the various exhibitions of the museum and leave with inspiration after every visit.

18.00h

The weekend is over… but what better way to end an excellent weekend than with a drink at the hotel bar. See you next time!

Feel like exploring more cities? We’ve also wrote about 48 hours in Zaandam, Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Eindhoven.

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