Lumen, Utrecht

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Trajectum Lumen is a lightart exploration after dark, which follows 20 artistically lit locations throughout Utrecht’s historical city centre. When night falls, Trajectum Lumen takes you in 90-minutes from centrally located Vredenburg past a growing number of installations by (inter)nationally renowned light artists who bring the present and past of the city to life.

This special attraction highlights objects, buildings, street, canals and bridges in an artistic way, and thus tells an inspiring story about the city and its history. During the hours of darkness, take the opportunity to explore Utrecht in an entirely new and unparalleled manner.
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  • I had been sitting in my apartment listening to gentle chimes in the square outside and noticed that the lights were changing colour. It turned out to be part of this collection of light installations...  more »
  • We were looking for the lights along the canals, we saw some like the photos but we didn't know where further and saw the lights of the soil that indicate you a path to follow. This entertaining to see the old town and see the effects of the lights.
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  • Friendly guide, but what was supposed to be a Dutch tour, became Dutch & German. Every explanation took twice as long and it wasn't a fast paced tour to begin with. The lights were pretty and some eve...  more »

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As a major cultural and economic center, Utrecht has more than its fair share of centrally located hotels oriented towards business travelers visiting the city for a day or two. To stay longer without spending too much on a comfortable room, consider a self-catering apartment or guesthouse near the city's main train station. You can also explore the residential neighborhoods' family-run hostels, which offer simply furnished rooms with free Wi-Fi within walking distance of good restaurants and shops.
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