Utrecht in the Netherlands is known for its university, which is the biggest one in the country. It has plenty of choice when it comes to picking Utrecht holiday rentals, and you can enjoy a holiday here in the middle of a town that has been inhabited since the Stone Age! Staying in Utrecht holiday rentals will enable you to see some magnificent buildings and old historic monuments. The skyline of Utrecht is dotted with examples of some wonderful architecture. One of the oldest and tallest buildings is the Dom Tower. Towering at a height of more than 112 metres, it is the tallest church tower in the Netherlands. This tower is also a part of the very historic Dom Church, which started its construction in 1321. The history of this tower also saw a nave collapsing in 1674 from which time onwards the Dom Tower became a free standing structure. You can stay in some of the Utrecht holiday rentals close to this magnificent structure and hear its 14 bells pealing.
Choose Utrecht Accommodation and immerse yourself in Dutch history
Another building that you can see when you stay in the Utrecht apartments is the Dom Church, which is also known as St. Martin’s Cathedral. The church has survived and been reinforced by stronger structures after many attacks, like destruction by fire. One more building that you can enjoy seeing while staying in Utrecht holiday rentals is the Rabobank Tower. It reaches a height of 105 metres. There is also the old centre and the Oudegracht canal, which is a curved canal lined by charming structures. Walking along the Utrecht will give you an opportunity to explore the mediaeval inner city. There is also a moat that circles the town and is more or less intact. There are many structures in and around this centre which date back to the 19th and 20th centuries.
Utrecht Holiday Lettings - explore the beautiful historical architecture of Utrecht
Apart from the Dom Church, staying in Utrecht holiday rentals can also give you an opportunity to look at churches from the Gothic period, like the St. James and St. Nicholas churches and the Romanesque churches of St. John and St. Peter. There is also a quaint museum, which has automatic musical instruments. If you are an art aficionado then Utrecht has plenty to offer there too. When you choose to stay in Utrecht holiday rentals, it will give you a chance to see the various art galleries here and the Rietveld Schroder House, which is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is also a Centraal Museum, which is home to many wonderful art exhibitions. The very quirky Miffy statue is also worth a visit.
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