An Evening in Utrecht

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An Evening in Utrecht

Evening walk in the lovely city of Utrecht with Hot Holland Fries.
The main attractions of Utrecht city are the Domtoren or the Dom Tower, Molen Rijn en Zon or the Rhine and Shine windmill, Belgisch Bier Café Olivier and the beautiful canals.

Dom Tower - The Symbol of Utrecht
Dom Tower - The Symbol of Utrecht
Utrecht is best discovered by walk or with bicycle. Had a small walk around the city starting with the Molen Rijn en Zon wind mill, which is located at the intersection of Adelaarstraat and Merelstraat and is about 1.5km from Utrecht central. This is one of the easily accessible wind mills in Utrecht very near to Vecht River.

Molen Rijn en Zon wind millMolen Rijn en Zon wind mill


Another 1.5 km walk to the south leads to the amazing structure of Utrecht city, the Dom Tower, which can be spotted from a distance. This Gothic-style tower built in 1382 is the Symbol of Utrecht city & tallest church tower in the Netherlands, at 112.5 m height. This was also one of the largest towers constructed in Europe during the fourteenth century. This tower was originally part of the Dom Church, while part of the church collapsed over time, the tower is standing independently and the remaining part of the church is separated from the tower. The tower still stands as the tallest structure of Utrecht city. This was one of the best attraction of my Netherlands tour.
Pic: Dom Tower from the northwest
Pic: Dom Tower in evening light
Beautiful view of the canal from the Maartenbrug
Beautiful view of the canal from the Maartenbrug
About 500m walk to the west is the Belgisch Bier Café Olivier, which is a very popular café for Belgium beer, and is a must visit while you are in Utrecht city. Most popular beer are the Duvel and Omer, these are served in their own type of glasses. Little to the fact that this was originally a church which is now house for a café.
Dom Tower as seen from the street infrontOmer Belgium famous Beer

Belgisch Bier Café Olivier
Belgisch Bier Café Olivier
Just beside the café is the Utrecht central railway station. This is a very busy station with a big shopping mall, the railway station will be crowded even during the late nights.
Shopping center, Utrecht central railway station
Shopping center, Utrecht central railway station
After having a pleasant walk around the city with its beautiful canal waterfronts, it was time to head back to Amsterdam. This was certainly one of my unforgettable evenings.
One of the tranquil streets of Utrecht
One of the tranquil streets of Utrecht
Restaurants on my way to Dom Tower
Restaurants on my way to Dom Tower
Canals of Utrecht
Canals of Utrecht

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