Includes a special cheese at Henri Willig Cheese & More
Looking for somewhere that combines old-world charm and fabulous shopping? Utrecht is the perfect place. The city’s historic center lies just a stone’s throw from the central train station. Stroll medieval squares and alleyways lined with lovingly preserved buildings. Look up and you’ll spot the graceful Dom Tower overlooking the heart of the city. Completed in 1382, it is the country’s oldest and tallest church tower.
Want the best views of Utrecht? A guide will take you up the Dom Tower, sharing secrets from Utrecht’s history. He will also encourage you as you walk up the 500 ancient steps! The effort is well worth it: gaze down on the city spread out below you when you reach the top. As you’ll see, Utrecht’s surroundings are surprisingly green. This is farming and grazing country. Back down at the bottom, enjoy a well-deserved break at one of the bustling bars or cafés with sidewalk seating. Soak up some more of Utrecht’s atmosphere by taking a boat trip along the tranquil Utrecht canals. They are much quieter than big-sister Amsterdam’s waterways. Take a cruise in a glass-topped boat, paddle a canoe or water bike – there are even gondolas for hire.
Explore the dozens of boutiques offering everything from antiques to the latest fashions. A special shop to visit is Cheese & More by Henri Willig which is located on Vismarkt, just steps away from the Dom Tower. This cheese store is famous for its beautiful display of their cheeses and the offering of free samples of their artisanal premium Dutch cheeses and other sweet and savory specialities. Henri Willig’s cheeses are price winning and they offer some unusual varieties. Try specialties like artisanal smoked, truffle flavored goats cheeses. Their gourmet offerings also include mustards, dips and cookies. Your Citytrip Utrecht entitles you to a special treat: a full-size, Henri Willig organic Jersey cheese (380g).
The colorful round cheeses make perfect gifts. The expert staff can also help you put together tailored gift boxes for you. The cheeses keep well without refrigeration, so why not bring some home with you as authentic Dutch souvenirs?
Vismarkt 8, 3511 KR UtrechtOpening hours:
Monday 12am to 6:30pm Tuesday - Wednesday 10am to 6pm Thursday - Saturday 10am - 6:30pm Sunday 12am to 5pmLocation:
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