Spring weekend breaks: 15 reasons to visit Utrecht right now; Lucy Mallows; Metro News


Netherlands – Rietveld Schröderhuis (Rietveld Schröder House)

Let’s face it, Utrecht hardly sounds like an attractive destination – the word is like something urban, industrial and grimy.

But I couldn’t have been more wrong because Utrecht is possibly the prettiest canal city in Europe.

It reminded me of a cross between Bruges and Amsterdam, but without the heaving crowds.

The medieval city centre is small enough to explore on foot, but large enough to attract world-class festivals, hip shops and cafes, fascinating museums, inspiring architects and designers.

In the spring, the squares and green spaces are filled with flowers and it makes Utrecht a refreshing destination for a weekend break and a great place to recharge your batteries after the long winter.

This year is the ideal time to visit as Utrecht is celebrating 100 years of the De Stijl art movement.

 

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