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Canals area, Utrecht

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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. Put Canals area on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Utrecht vacation planner.
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  • Nice area, shops, beautiful city views, nice terraces, city walk, people-watching, many catering facility, the Bet is cosy, also on the Canal
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  • The Centre of Utrecht is very nice with plenty of lanes and the channel that separates two larger tract. Nice restaurants in water level, on a sunny day stop there is a wonder. To spend half a day, that's fine in old town!
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  • The canals are smaller than in Amsterdam but much nicer. Very nice walk and you can find many restaurants along the canals.
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