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Modern Comfort in Medieval Wharf Cellar in the Centre of Utrecht

Bedrooms 1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

B & B 'De Witte Leeu' located in the vibrant Museum District in Utrecht-Centre

Our wonderful De Witte Leeu (The White Lion) Wharf Cellar Bed and Breakfast in Utrecht is ideally situated in one of Utrecht’s most charming neighbourhoods: the Museum Quarter. You’ll find De Witte Leeu at just a short walk from Utrecht Central Station at 249 Oudegracht (Old Canal) amidst quirky little shops, fun bars and affordable restaurants in full view of the world-renowned Dom Tower.

Our Bed and Breakfast has something special to offer. Located on one of Utrecht’s original canals, our wharf-cellar-turned-guesthouse has a truly unique view and location, offering an authentic experience for any visitor to Utrecht. There is a twin bed in the back and a sofa bed in the front. For babies a cot and baby chair are available. Regretfully, we do not allow pets. Also smoking is not allowed.

The cellar has its own climate system; summer and winter it’s possible to adjust temperature between 18 and 25 degrees Celsius

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Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German, Dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Hilda

We're very lucky to live in the most lovely city of the Netherlands in an original Medieval Canalhouse and we 'll be happy to share this with you. Come and stay in our unique Wharfcellar and have a great time! Hilda and Rudy

Hilda purchased this apartment in 2014

What makes this apartment unique

De Witte Leeu is a generous 40 m2. It contains a kitchenette with all necessities to fix a meal, such as a fridge, a microwave, a Nespresso coffee maker and so on. Of course we offer free Wi-Fi and there’s a flat-screen television for your entertainment. The sleeping quarters with its king-size bed (two box springs) and a small but comfortable bathroom are situated at the back of the cellar. For babies a cot and chair are available. If wanted your baby can sleep in a separate room.

In a separate area at the front you’ll find furniture for use on the wharf. Weather permitting you can sit out to relax, eat and watch the boats go by. You can store your bicycles also in here.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Binnenstad in Municipality of Utrecht

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • The B & B is equipped for 2 persons, for (maximum 2) other persons, a bank can be converted into an extra bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Veranda
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
B & B De Witte Leeu "in Utrecht is located in the vibrant Museum District on Oudegracht. In a medieval "Kaikeller" we have made a comfortable and attractive guest house, what you need with everything for an enjoyable time. The B & B is equipped for 2 persons, for (maximum 2) other persons, a bank can be converted into an extra bed. You have a private entrance, a spacious living room, kitchen and bathroom with WC. Of course, TV and WiFi. In a hall, you will find garden furniture for breakfast on the wharf, and a fire basket, so can comfortably enjoy in the evening to the city life and the boats.


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Modern Comfort in Medieval Wharf Cellar in the Centre of Utrecht
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Wonderful and unusual

  • 5 of 5

The title of this property, and the photo, are spot on. We were down below street level, in an ancient "cellar" with arched stone ceiling, beautifully furnished and decorated with everything needed for a comfortable stay - and the canal right outside. Better still, you can rent a kayak cheap a few steps away. Cruising around the circular canal is a wonderful way to view the neighborhood, the boats, and other wharf houses, shops and restaurants. Hilda and her husband were very helpful and friendly. You get some pretty noisy traffic on the canal, especially in the evening, but you can shut it all away behind a strong set of doors.

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cavern on the canal

  • 5 of 5

This unit is a conversion of a tunnel connecting the property owner and the city canal into a studio apartment. However this makes for a steep stairway to get to and from the unit. The canal and canal traffic are right outside of the front door. Wonderful and ever changing views. It has a rustic beauty and is very functional. The many upgrades makes it a modern clean, quiet, comfortable studio in a convenient location. Restaurants, tourist attractions and the central railway station are all within walking distance, after the stairs of course. Both Hilda and Rudy were more than helpful in our travel needs. Rudy checked the rail schedules and instructed us on how to use and read the rail system. They were very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was wonderfully historic with very tasteful renovations. Convenient location.

  • 5 of 5

Hilda and Rudy were helpful and charming. The property was historically interesting and Rudy made an informative documentary about the property which we enjoyed and added to our stay. The location was near museums, restaurants and good shopping. Cacao, the shop that the hosts provided complimentary artisanal chocolates from, was nearby!

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful stay in historic canal setting

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful canal apt, nicely decorated and laid out. Perfect for two or three guests. In the midst of historic Utrecht which offers fine dining, pleasant strolls along the canals and, of course, a visit to the amazing Rietveld Shroeder House.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely apartment right on the canal

  • 5 of 5

This medieval modern apartment is elegant and rustic as well as wonderfully located with all the essentials in the center of Utrecht. Hilda was a lovely host providing wine, chocolate and a bike during my 2 week stay. I did not want to leave and hope to return very soon!

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Beautiful and Centrally Located

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful stay at B&B De Witte Leeu! The rental had everything we needed and more. We were very grateful for the 150 movies stored on the television and wound up watching one almost every night. Thank you so much for the hospitality. I would recommend this place to anyone traveling to The Netherlands.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Amsterdam Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Utrecht Central Station
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Kilometres
A2 und A27
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Sehr viele
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres

 The Witte Leeu is surrounded by shops, museums and restaurants. The train station is about 10 minutes. By Bus 2 it is even faster; the bus stop is 200 meters away. The cozy Twijnstraat (the oldest shopping street in Utrecht) is 500 meters away, where you will find bars and restaurants and a supermarket and canteens. The Domtürm is 400 meters away from us!

The immediate surroundings of the White Lion offers a variety of restaurants and cafes in all price ranges. The Jos Stelling Arthauskinos are just around the corner. And, of course, numerous museums and galleries, such as the Central Museum, the Catharijneconvent Monastery, Museum 'from Musical Clock to Street Organ' and the university museum with botanical garden, all just a few minutes walk.

From the Witte Leeu you can easily walk or bike along the Kromme Rijn, for example, after Amelisweerd or Theehaus Rhijnauwen. Or rent a canoe or electric boat and sail to the Vecht or the Kromme Rijn.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Binnenstad, Utrecht

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Preise sind bis 2 Personen; für jede weitere Person beträgt 25 € zu zahlen
Frühstück nach wünsch für 10 € pro Person pro Tag

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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