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Ca­nals and wharf cel­lars walk


Utrecht's canals with their quays and wharf cellars are unique in the world. These remarkable structures were created in the Middle Ages on the initiative of private individuals. The transport and storage of commodities brought Utrecht tremendous prosperity. Nowadays, the canals and wharf cellars are a tourist attraction. Each canal has its own atmosphere and characteristics.

During this walk, you will cross a number of quays and follow the canals. You will get to know Utrecht in a completely different way.


  • 1. Dom Tower

    Domplein 9, Utrecht
    Being 112 m and 32 cm (369 ft) in height, the Dom Tower is the tallest church tower in the Netherlands.
  • 2. Canals and shipyards

    Oudegracht, Utrecht
    The Utrecht canals with their wharves and wharf cellars are unique in the world.
  • 3. Utrecht City Hall

    Korte Minrebroederstraat 2, Utrecht
    Utrecht City Hall is situated in the heart of the city, right on Oudegracht. The history of the city hall goes back a long way,...
  • 4. Winkel van Sinkel

    Oudegracht 158, Utrecht
    The Winkel van Sinkel is a grand café and a festivalpalace in one.
  • Kromme Nieuwegracht 43, Utrecht
  • 6. Papal house

    Kromme Nieuwegracht 49, Utrecht
    Paushuize is the second oldest historic building located in the city centre of Utrecht and made in commence of the only Dutch Pope Adrianus VI.
  • 7. Pausdam

    Pausdam 3, Utrecht
    The Pausdam is dominated by two historic buildings: The Paushuize or Pope‘s Residence and the University premises at the head of the Trans.

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