Utrecht: Feel the History in the Bustling Museum Quarter

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 1 km
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Duration 45m - 1h
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Walk around the Museum Quarter with the in-app audio tour created by a local
  • Discover three beautiful poems that decorate the streets of Utrecht in the most unique ways
  • Find the hidden church that used to be a brewery a long time ago
  • Learn about the times when Utrecht was the capital of the Netherlands
  • Admire the country’s tallest Dom Tower and a nice French garden nearby
Explore the Museum Quarter of Utrecht with this compelling in-app audio your created by a local! You’ll start from Mariaplaats – a square where the past and modern elements intertwine. Passing by the Conservatorium, the country’s oldest musical educational institute, you will see the unusual artwork called Lof der Keramiek – poetry reflected in ceramics. During this tour, you will learn about Ingmar Heytze, the city poet who celebrates Utrecht in his verses. Farther on the way, you will marvel at the impressive building and the French garden of the Grand Hotel Karel V, which keeps secrets behind its walls. If you feel like it, hang out with the locals in café DeRat and check out its selection of signature beers and exclusive whiskey. Then, get prepared to meet the restless poet on Oudegracht, the street along the canal housing vintage shops and galleries. The poet left a riddle that will be solved if you follow the Letters of Utrecht engraved in stone on the sidewalk. The third – and last – poem awaits you on the hidden church that used to be a brewery a long time ago. Talking about religion: the route will also take you to the Catholic Cathedral that had belonged to the Protestant Church for three centuries. Once you pass by the former Court Hall, you will step on the buzzing Dom Square. Our tour ends here but don’t worry – you won’t get lost, as the Dom Tower located on this square is the tallest church tower in the Netherlands and the true symbol of Utrecht.

What's included

  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route from stop to stop with live GPS map on your smartphone
  • Tips on where to taste signature beers and 30 kinds of exclusive whiskey
  • Vintage shops and cafés recommendations from a local guide
  • Headphones — you should bring your own
  • Entrance tickets to attractions — you can visit them on your own
  • Food and drinks at your own expense
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
Mariaplaats, Binnenstad
Domplein, Binnenstad
Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at support@wegotrip.com.
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