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It is good to stay in your wharf cellar room by the water. But Hotel Oudegracht is also the perfect base for exploring Utrecht or for relaxation and entertainment.

Below  we will give you an idea of various places of interest, cultural pleasures, entertainment venues, (water) sports facilities and relaxation options in the vicinity of Hotel Oudegracht.


If you have any questions or special wishes, please do not hesitate to contact us.



All sights in the historic city center can be easily reached on foot or by bicycle. Like the many museums, the  Dom Tower and the Dom ChurchThe Seven Alleys  or (only last Sunday of the month!)  Paushuis .

City Parks

The Utrecht city parks Lepelenburg and Wilhelminapark are also worth a visit when the weather is nice for a nice walk or a picnic. 

Discover Utrecht

Special ways to discover Utrecht (and highly recommended!) are a city walk with a guide from the  Guild  or (also with guide, first and third Friday of the month) a  night trip by canoe


Utrecht is also 'Film City' and known for the annual  Dutch Movie  festival. The most beautiful cinemas in Utrecht,  Louis Hartlooper Complex  and  Springhaver , are both located near Hotel Oudegracht.

Music and theatre

In the recently completely renovated music center  Tivoli Vredenburg , the Utrechtse  City Theatre  and the Beatrixtheater  you can enjoy concerts, drama, cabaret and musical. In the smaller Utrecht theaters such as  Theater Frog  and the  Wharf Theatre  you can go for smaller-scale but often special productions in the field of music, theater and dance.


Restaurants and cafes

Cafés, terraces and restaurants can be found 150 meters from Hotel Oudegracht in Ledig Erf and in the adjacent Twijnstraat. Also elsewhere in the Museum Quarter (for example at the Domplein) and around the bustling  Neude  you will find plenty of cafes, restaurants and other entertainment venues. We are happy to advice and assist you regarding restaurant reservations. 


The Twijnstraat has been a shopping street since the 13th century and therefore one of the  oldest shopping streets in the Netherlands ; you will mainly find small, specialty shops, supermarkets, bars and restaurants there. The larger shopping area of Utrecht with all the famous fashion stores and the famous department store De Bijenkorf can be reached after a 10-minute walk along the beautiful Oudegracht.


If you want to supplement your stay with a day or evening in Amsterdam, Hotel Oudegracht is also an excellent base for this. From Utrecht CS you can reach Amsterdam CS in half an hour. For concerts in Ziggodome, AFAS Life or football matches and other events in the Johan Cruijff Arena, you are only 17 minutes by train!

Accessibility own transport

Parking garage Vaartsche Rijn: 8 minutes walk (700 meters). At our Hotel you can buy an exit card for the Vaartsche Rijn parking  for only € 15.

Accessibility public transport

Utrecht Vaartsche Rijn station: 8 minutes walk (700 meters)

Utrecht Central Station: 15 minutes (1,200 meters) walk or bus 2 in the direction of the Museum Quarter, get off at the Tolsteegbrug stop (100 meters from Hotel Oudegracht).

Schiphol Airport is 48 km from our hotel. By car, taxi or train to reach in about 40 minutes. For the special Schiphol-Utrecht taxi service (€ 69) you can contact us or visit the website

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