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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  • The walking tour at night is very entertaining mostly due to the bars and cafes. As for the light show it's a joke. There is a lite yellow arrow in the pavement and some blue eyes that helps you navig...  more »
  • Very nice illumination installations and very good idea. When the night falls you can experience and know the city from the different point of view.  more »
  • The lights in Utrecht canals always make the dark atmosphere a bit more colourful. The bast way to view them is go down from the stairs to canal level and watch how the colours change. Especially if y...  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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