Also culturally Utrecht has a lot to offer. Go for a walk through museum quarter (close to Oudegracht) and while enjoying the peaceful streets with their beautiful brick townhouses and historic buildings you’ll pass a variety of museums.


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Museum quarter

Centraal Museum & Miffy

Centraal Museum offers both permanent and changing exhibitions: from Gerrit Rietveld to the city of Utrecht. It also has a café with big terrace in their gorgeous courtyard (also open to non-museum visitors). Visiting Utrecht with your toddler? Don’t forget the Miffy museum just across the street from Central Museum.

TIP: For me the museumcafé of Centraal Museum is a true hidden-gem. Read further for more Utrecht hidden-gem terraces.

Museumcafé Centraal Museum, Utrecht
Museumcafé Centraal Museum

Observatory or Museum Speelklok

Children that are a bit older can do tests and observations in the University museum (at Oude Hortus, a beautiful and peaceful botanic garden) and observatory Sonnenborgh. Or take a look at the self-playing music instruments in museum Speelklok.

Update: Unfortunately University museum and Oude Hortus are temporarily closed

Café at Oude Hortus

Railway Museum & Rietveld Schröderhuis

Catharijneconvent shows religious art in a former convent and Utrechts Archief knows everything about the history of Utrecht.

Cross Singel (or take the special train at Utrecht Central Station) for a visit to the unique Railway Museum. Or get on your bike or take a bus to the architectonial highlight of de Stijl: Rietveld Schröderhuis.

TIP: Combine your bike ride to Rietveld Schröderhuis with this biking route to the botanic gardens and river forest Amelisweerd.

Rietveld-Schröderhuis
Rietveld Schröderhuis

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