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 Church , The Seven Alleys or (only last Sunday of the month!) Paushuis .
The Utrecht city parks Lepelenburg and Wilhelminapark are also worth a visit when the weather is nice for a nice walk or a picnic.
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.
Restaurant 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 new you will find plenty of cafes, restaurants and other entertainment venues.
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, special specialty shops 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, where you can also find many nice and surprising shops, boutiques and galleries will discover.
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 (650 meters). Hotel Oudegracht offers a parking package for EUR 15 per stay regardless of the duration (normal rate EUR 21 per 24 hours).
Please indicate when booking or checking in that you wish to use the parking garage.
Accessibility public transport
Utrecht Vaartsche Rijn station: 8 minutes walk (650 meters)
Utrecht Central Station: 15 minutes (1,200 meters) walk or bus 2 or 22 in the direction of the Museum Quarter, get off at the Tolsteegbrug stop (150 meters from Hotel Oudegracht)
Schiphol Airport is 48 km from our hotel. By car, cab or train to reach in about 40 minutes.