Castles, Canals and Good Folk: Explore the old city on an audio walking tour

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Location: Utrecht
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 60.0 - 90.0 minutes
Trip difficulty: Easy
Max Group Size:
Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Amsterdam
Highlights Oudaen City Castle
University of Utrecht
inner city harbours
330 little stone sculptures hidden in plain view
markets depending on your day
Walk alongside canals and castles in one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands
Utrecht is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, having started out in the 1st century as a Roman frontier fort. It has always been important and has the scars and the achievements to prove it. 

Join me on a wander along canals and down laneways that have witnessed the passing of Knights, Emperors and Beguines. We will explore the less familiar northern quarters of the old city, to castles; a wartime bunker; poetry on high, lofty mansions and little cottages. 

Utrecht is located in the centre of the country and is easy to get to from anywhere. You will come to understand the vitality of today's Utrecht more clearly through the layers of its near and distant past. There are also plenty of places to stop on the way to pull up a chair, order a coffee and watch the world walk, drift, or cycle by.

Commentary English: Audio
Included Lifetime access to this self-guided tour in English
VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
Excluded Smartphone and headphones
Food and drink
Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
Know before you book This is a self-guided audio tour.
Entrance fees to all attractions mentioned on the tour are excluded from the price.
Know before you go Install the VoiceMap app beforehand and use the code included with your ticket to download the tour.
Remember your headphones, unless you've booked a driving tour.
Charge your phone's battery. The way VoiceMap uses GPS to play audio automatically can be battery intensive.
Additional Information
Not wheelchair accessible, There is a short section along the Oudegracht where the tour takes the stairs down to the water level. Those in a wheelchair or with a stroller can continue the tour on the main street and will only miss a few details that the tour points to. 
  1. All of VoiceMap's audio tours are self-guided and users must bring their own smartphone and headphones to take the tour. We urge all our users to wear facemasks and carry hand sanitizer with them to ensure they're own protection and the protection of others.

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Booking Cut-off No booking cut-off applies
Valid From date booked


Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 52.0919373, 5.112224
Address: 16 Rijnkade, Rijnkade, Utrecht, Utrecht, 3511 LC
Directions: By public transport If you are travelling by public transport, please check the Travel Planner on the NS website at The nearest major rail station is Utrecht Centraal, which can be easily reached from any place in the Netherlands. Once you have exited the station, walk through the Hoog Catharijne shopping centre and I will be waiting for you outside the exit on the Vredenburg square By car If you choose to travel by car, there are a number of options for parking nearby so please refer to the to find one that suits you.
End Location Address 2 Janskerkhof, Janskerkhof, Utrecht, Utrecht, 3512 BK
Start Location Notes 16 Rijnkade, Rijnkade, Utrecht, Utrecht, 3511 LC
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 52.0933658, 5.1207216
Address: 2 Janskerkhof, Janskerkhof, Utrecht, Utrecht, 3512 BK
End Location Address 2 Janskerkhof, Janskerkhof, Utrecht, Utrecht, 3512 BK
Start Location Notes 16 Rijnkade, Rijnkade, Utrecht, Utrecht, 3511 LC


Cancellation Policy: none
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund


Voucher Access Code 6-60 years $4.99 Available on request


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1. Install VoiceMap from the Apple App Store or Google Play
2. Create an account
3. Select Tour Codes from the menu, then select Enter Codes
4. Enter the code UTRE7812 then select Download Now

Please download the tour onto the VoiceMap app and charge your phone before you go. Remember to bring your own headphones. If the tour takes more than a few minutes to download, please stop the download, go to Account, select Purchased and try to download the tour from there. If you still experience issues, please contact us on [email protected]

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