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Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in Utrecht, Netherlands your home away from home

Utrecht is the small but densely populated region in the centre of the Netherlands mainland. It is centred around the old city of Utrecht which was established by the Romans in 47AD and is one of the oldest towns in the Netherlands. It has several bustling cities as well as picturesque villages, castles and residences to enjoy from a self-catering holiday base in this area.

Things to Do in Utrecht

The beautiful countryside around the well-located Utrecht holiday rentals is ideal for walking and cycling. Horseback riding and canal boat trips are also a popular way to enjoy the countryside whilst Utrecht is a pleasant city for sightseeing. As with most places in the Netherlands, sampling the local cheeses is a real pleasure, especially the mature Edam and Gouda cheeses along with local Dutch favourites.

Places to Visit Around Utrecht

The main city of Utrecht has an old center with a Medieval cathedral tower which dominates the skyline and several canals. There is also the Centraal Museum and a Museum of Modern Design, now called the Rietveld-Schroder-Huis Museum with many design exhibits. The smaller towns of Loenen, Wijk bij Duurstede and Amerongen are all well worth spending time visiting. There are several old castles around your Utrecht holiday rentals including the Kasteel Loenersloot in Loenen, Slot Zuylen and the well-known neo-Gothic architecture Kasteel De Haar. The city of Amersfoort has a well-preserved historic centre with small shops and markets which give a taste of provincial life in the Utrecht region.

Weather in Utrecht

Utrecht has a typical temperate climate with warm damp summers and mild winters which remain largely above freezing. Temperatures generally reach 22°C (72°F) in mid summer and drop to an average 5°C (41°F) in the winter. The Utrecht area can be rainy at any time of year, with around 4-6cm of rainfall.

Travel to Utrecht

The nearest airport to your holiday rental in the Utrecht region is Schipol (AMS) Airport which is in the capital city of Amsterdam. It is approximately 35km from the centre of Utrecht. Rotterdam (RTM) Airport also has regular flights from all over Europe and is 49km from the centre of the region.

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                                                              Perfect lakeside location

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                                                              Many thanks to Gijs and Ying for a fabulous stay at 'De Duif ' including a great boat trip out on the lake. De Duif was very warm and comfortable and had everything we needed and the log burner had the house warm in a few minutes. A perfect base to go out exploring the local countryside on our tandem cycle - Cycling is very good here. A superb holiday location, we couldn't have wished for better. Jeremy and Jan
                                                              • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2016
                                                              • Date of Stay: Mar 2016

                                                              A cosy chalet in quiet surroundings . Very helpful and friendly hosts .

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                                                              We (family of 4) spent 2 nights in this very nice little chalet , due to travel problems our arrival time was changed by 24 hours but this was no problem at all to Klaas who arranged to meet us at the site and was very helpful sending directions when we got slightly lost . We arrived on Easter Sunday and after Klaas had shown us around the chalet and how to use the pellet stove etc we were a little concerned that we might struggle to find any shops to buy groceries and again Klaas and his wife were very helpful and found a list of shops nearby that would be open. On top of that they'd also left a very tasty welcoming apple pie in the fridge . The chalet itself is clean , very nicely decorated and with the little pellet stove it's nice and warm, the beds were comfy , kitchen well equipped with good quality pots , pans and utensils as well as a coffee pod machine for that all important morning caffeine hit. There was free WiFi for 1 device at a time and a good TV and stereo set up with a few DVD's and CD's as well as a few books and board games to pass the time if the weather wasn't too good . The park itself is situated in some nice woodland with plenty of walking and bike trails throughout . The on site cafe/bar was reasonably priced and the kids play areas quite well equipped . I'd definitely recommend this chalet to anyone who enjoys a nice quiet break or is keen on woodland cycling as the well signposted trails around the area seemed very popular .
                                                              • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2016
                                                              • Date of Stay: Mar 2016

                                                              Beautiful Boathouse on the Water

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                                                              Even before I arrived, Kristien was very helpful in instructing me how to get there and her check in time was flexible due to my delayed flight. She greeted me at the gate and was extremely friendly and informative about all the ways to get around Vinkeveen and Amsterdam and things to do. The boathouse itself was one of a kind. A long room with the beds on one end and the kitchen area on the other, with a long white table between. The room is filled with fun and colorful artwork that were done by local artists. It definitely gave the room a vibrant feel to it. Vinkeveen is a beautiful town and my friends and I had a great time walking along the water and through the little town. It's also very conveniently located next to the bus stop that can take you to Amsterdam Central. One thing to keep in mind is that the bathrooms are in a separate room, about a two minute walk away from the boathouse. It's a little strange at first, but once you get used to it, it's a bit like glamping (glamorous camping). At least the bathroom is heated, which was a god send in the cold winter weather. Overall, we had an excellent time and I hope we can make it back in the spring or summer time when the little marina comes to life.
                                                              • Review Submitted: 26-Dec-2015
                                                              • Date of Stay: Dec 2015