Private tour in Utrecht (half a day) by a local!

Utrecht is a lovely city with an interesting historic center. I was born here, and am now guiding people around. I have many different tours to choose from, from 1,5 till 2,5 hours, but on this tour I guide you around for half a day. There is so much to see and to do in Utrecht! I prefer to show you corners off the beaten track. Lovely courtyards, tucked away in little backstreets, hidden churches you won't recognize from the outside, medieval alleys in which you get almost stuck, and former almshouses that now everybody wants to live in. Of course there is also time to take a coffee/tea break, or a lunch if you like. I know the nice spots to do so! What do you think of a hidden church (now a pub) or a former city castle? And I can help you organizing tickets to visit the Dom Tower, or guide you towards the musea Utrecht has to offer. As I am also a qualified guide in the National Railway Museum, I can take you there too!

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Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Experienced guide
    What's excluded :
    • Coffee and/or Tea - The tour can be adapted according to your wishes, with a coffee/tea and/or a lunch break, as you like. The costs for this are not included in the price.
    • Entry/Admission - Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Utrecht, Utrecht

    I will show you the historic and lovely city, with its medieval Dom Tower (the tallest church tower in the Netherlands), its canals with their intriguing wharf cellars, its narrow backstreets and hidden courtyards off the beaten track, and its nice little shops and atmospheric pubs. All according to your wishes!

    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Canals area, Utrecht The Netherlands

    The canals in Utrecht are very atmospheric. You can walk along the water, but also have a drink or a meal in one of the many pubs and restaurants that dot the shore!

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Oudegracht, 3511 Utrecht, Netherlands

    This Old Canal (Oudegracht) is more or less the vein of the city, with its split level, its old city castles and hundreds of intriguing wharf cellars.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Nieuwegracht, 3512 Utrecht, Netherlands

    The New Canal (Nieuwegracht) is the quieter version of its older counterpart. Here time seems to stand still.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Domplein, 3512 JE Utrecht, Netherlands

    The Dom Square is where it all begun, with the Romans settling down here about 2000 years ago.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Pandhof Domkerk, 3511 KV Utrecht, 3542 Utrecht The Netherlands

    This medieval courtyard belongs to the gothic Dom church. It's very charming, and there's a lot to be seen here!

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Bloemenmarkt, Janskerkhof, Utrecht, Janskerkhof Toute la Place, Utrecht The Netherlands

    If you are visiting Utrecht on a Saturday, a visit to the lovely flower market is a must! I can guide you around here.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Paushuize, Kromme Nieuwegracht 49, 3512 HE Utrecht The Netherlands

    See the house of the one and only Dutch pope so far... The house that he himself has never seen!

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Bruntenhof, 3512 KS Utrecht, Netherlands

    One of my favourite areas, with lovely former almshouses, a beautiful garden and a hidden little alley close by...

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: De Zeven Steegjes van Utrecht, Suikerstraat 17, 3511 XN Utrecht The Netherlands

    If we have enough time, this quarter rewards a visit as well! It's an old workingclass-neighbourhood. The people here worked at the brewery at the Old Canal or the sugar factory next door. Some houses were built back-to-back!

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Springweg, 3511 Utrecht, Netherlands

    In the area of the Springweg there is so much to see... Old monasteries, almshouses, lovely courtyards, narrow alleys, a hidden church... You will be amazed!

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Pandhof Sinte Marie, achter het, Utrechts Conservatorium, Mariaplaats 27-28, 3511 LG Utrecht, Netherlands

    In the 11th century there stood a big church here. Now the former churchgarden is a relaxing courtyard next to the music school.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum), Maliebaanstation, 3581 XW Utrecht The Netherlands

    The National Railway Museum is always fun! I can guide you here, if you want, as I am a qualified guide in this museum as well.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Utrecht, Netherlands
    Traveler pickup is offered
    I can pick you up anywhere! So we can meet in the centre of town, but I can also pick you up at your hotel, at the Central Station or at a pub or restaurant.
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 11/25/2019 - 10/30/2021
    Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Utrecht, Netherlands
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • Iedereen die deelneemt aan een wandeling wordt geacht zich aan het corona-protocol van Stadsgids030 te houden. Dat protocol is te vinden op
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Activity ID: V-221805P2

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