Canals area, Utrecht

4.9
Must see · Historic Walking Area · Tourist Spot
Visit Canals area to see the urban waterways the country is known for. The canals in Utrecht are similar to those in Amsterdam and other Dutch cities. Take the stairs down to water level and stroll along the canals. Stop at one of the many restaurants with outdoor seating and enjoy pannekoeken (Dutch pancakes) or other Dutch delicacies. To learn more about the city's history and explore it from a typically Dutch vantage point, take a boat tour. Plan my Utrecht trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Canals area
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Canals area reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
2,281 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • A beautiful part of Utrecht. They've just completed the Singel again. Terraces and houses next to the canal, all what gives Utrecht it's wonderfull ambiance.  more »
  • Great place to walk through or book a boat to see the canal area via the water. This area has a lot of great shops, terraces and restaurants! Do book a reservation because it’s always busy here!  more »
  • Spent the day in Utrecht just wandering around the canals and churches. It was a lovely day and if the weather is in your favour we would recommend doing the same. The canals are lovely and very...  more »

Plan your trip to Utrecht

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Utrecht

See all ›
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Utrecht

4.5
Duration: 8 hours
4.2
Duration: 5h 30 min
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Utrecht

4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Utrecht

See all ›
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

Parks in Utrecht

4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min

Nearby attractions in Utrecht

5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Plans to Canals area by other users

51 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 21 days in Paris & Amsterdam BY A USER FROM THAILAND December, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 18 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & United Kingdom BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 49 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 43 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 22 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 3 days in Amsterdam BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE January, popular & hidden gems Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 10 days in Berlin & Amsterdam BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: November, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 31 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 31 days in The Netherlands BY A USER FROM TURKEY March, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 59 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, outdoors, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: January, culture, outdoors, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 40 days in The Netherlands BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans