Amsterdam canal

Amsterdam Isn't The Only Charming Canal City In The Netherlands

By Leslie Veliz


The underrated Utrecht, one of the largest cities in the Netherlands, is only a 20-minute train ride away from Amsterdam. It's as picturesque as Amsterdam but without the crowds.
Head to Zocherpark, surrounded by greenery, for a serene nature walk by the canals. Alternatively, take a boat trip with a guide or explore the watery lanes on your own.
Utrecht is home to various enthralling museums. Visitors
can check out Museum Catharijneconvent, DOMunder, Museum Speelklok, Musical Tour, and The Spoorwegmuseum.
Make sure to check out De Haar Castle, the largest of its kind in the Netherlands, during your trip to Utrecht. Visitors can explore the structure and its gorgeous gardens.
Like Amsterdam, Utrecht is incredibly bike-friendly. To explore the city and its many cycling paths, rent a bike from a local provider or take a guided bike tour.