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Canals area, Utrecht

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Visit Canals area to see the urban waterways the country is known for. The canals in Utrecht are similar to those in Amsterdam and other Dutch cities. Take the stairs down to water level and stroll along the canals. Stop at one of the many restaurants with outdoor seating and enjoy pannekoeken (Dutch pancakes) or other Dutch delicacies. To learn more about the city's history and explore it from a typically Dutch vantage point, take a boat tour. Plan my Utrecht trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • Beautiful to wander along the canals of Utrecht. Quiet and interesting and very worthwhile.must be lovely to live in one of the canalside houses many of which would have been merchants residences and....  more
    Beautiful to wander along the canals of Utrecht. Quiet and interesting and very worthwhile.must be lovely to live in one of the canalside houses many of which would have been merchants residences and....  more »
  • Smaller canals than Amsterdam, but used a lot, cafes, bars down by the waters edge, lots of different modes on canals, tour boats, self drive boats, peddle boats, paddle board, kayak, cycles with... 
    Smaller canals than Amsterdam, but used a lot, cafes, bars down by the waters edge, lots of different modes on canals, tour boats, self drive boats, peddle boats, paddle board, kayak, cycles with...  more »
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  • Many little boutique shops, restaurants and coffee shops, a good way to enjoy a weekend.
  • Beautiful canal full of trees and small businesses.

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