Whenever I feel like escaping Amsterdam (although this doesn`t happen very often!), the first place I can think of going to is Utrecht.
I never seem to get tired of the city`s beautiful old center, where walking along the Oudegracht (“Old Canal”) and the nearby cosy streets is my favourite thing to do. I do believe this canal is one of the most picturesque in the entire country!
Utrecht might seem a bit hectic immediately after exiting the main train station (and also inside the station, that`s for sure!), with all the shops and people walking by, but soon after that, the charm and the peace take over.
I particularily like the more traditional outlook of the city – compared to Amsterdam – and the fact that I used to live in Utrecht during my first month in the Netherlands certainly contributes to why I feel so connected to this place.
I took these photos on Sunday last week, while visiting with my boyfriend`s parents. Just looking at them and at the beautiful autumn colours, I am happy we decided to go. 🙂
You may find my older posts about Utrecht here.