Utrecht is one of the largest cities in the Netherlands and is the countries cultural and religious centre. The city is home to the 2nd biggest university in the Netherlands and Utrecht University has approximately 30,000 students. The city has one of the youngest populations in the country and the average age is between 20 and 30 years old. The city has much history and is full of architecture and scenic views.
The city is best travelled on foot because many of the major attractions are located near to one another including the Dom church and Domtoren, the tallest and most famous churches in the city. Oudergracht canal is at the heart of the city; the canal travels across the city and features shops and eateries along both sides.
The central business district in Utrecht surrounds the Central railway station and a large modern shopping centre, which also links the area to the traditional shopping streets.
Visitors and residents are encouraged to travel through Utrecht on foot or by public transport as much as possible for both ease and enjoyment. Utrecht Centraal is the main train station and is located in the heart of the city, providing easy access to Utrecht’s suburbs as well as international services to Frankfurt and the rest of the Netherlands. Cycling is common in the city as there is a comprehensive network of cycle paths and routes making it the most used mode of transport. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is the nearest airport to the city and the most popular in the whole of the Netherlands, flying to destinations across the world including China and the UAE.