Utrecht Region

Utrecht's Castles and Country Estates

The Utrecht region is home to several glorious castles and country estates that are known across the country. These magnificent examples of power and splendour are situated in the most scenic places in the landscape. At these historic sites, you will experience the authentic environs of the region with the finest castle museums and gardens. You can spend the night in one of the rural estate hotels, B&Bs and country estates. The sites are all within a short distance of each other, perfect for visiting by bike.

Visit Castles and Country Estates

Take a virtual flight - through Castle Batestein in Vianen

Discover the crafts and trades of Utrecht

In the Utrecht region you’ll find true Dutch crafts and trades, still being carried out in the traditional way. Look inside the cheese warehouse and discover how cheese is made and matured. Drop anchor at the fishing village of Spakenburg where the magnificent old fishing boats still moor in the historic harbour. Admire the glassblowers in action at the glassworks and see how flour is milled in one of the region’s many windmills.