Utrecht 900 Years
Together, we are Utrecht. And we have been for 900 years.
trecht is celebrating its birthday. This year, we celebrate the 900th anniversary of Utrecht acquiring city rights. Utrecht, the beautiful city that we have created together. Where the doors are always open. Where we see each other and keep an eye out for one another. Look around at what we have achieved. Together, we are Utrecht. We have been for 900 years. And together, we will make Utrecht even more beautiful. Tomorrow, the day after and for another 900 years. But first, we are going to have a party and the entire city is invited!
On 2 June 1122, Emperor Henry V granted city rights to Utrecht and its residents. Utrecht became an official city – one of the very first cities in the Netherlands. During the Middle Ages, Utrecht was even the largest and most important city in the Dutch Republic. We want to proudly celebrate the city’s birthday with a wonderful programme of activities for, by and with as many Utrecht residents as possible. The celebrations will take place between City Day on 2 June 2022 and St. Martin’s Day on 11 November 2022. Will you join us?