Nederlands Volksbuurtmuseum, cafés down on the quays of the Oudegracht, bookshops near the University. Food and drinks to test on the way: croquettes, bitterballen, pea soup, pancakes, herring, smoked eel, appeltaart, coffee, genever and beer.
Many highlights on this tour can be experienced at any time of the day or year, but it will be easier to spot some details during daylight hours.
Most shops in the historic city centre are open daily from 09:30 to 18:00. On Mondays shops open slightly later, between 11:00 and 13:00. Most shops remain open until 21:00 on Thursday evenings.
If you would like to visit any of the museums or churches we pass on the route, please check their websites first.
Cafés and restaurants are generally open till later.
Most of the time we will be exploring the quiet backstreets, where the pace is a little more leisurely but Utrecht is a major city, and we will pass through some busy streets, so please be careful of cars, trams, buses, and of course, since it is the Netherlands, do keep an eye out for bikes.
When in doubt, wait before you cross a busy road, and it is usually best to go with everyone else.