Visit Utrecht by Train
13 Jan 2018 7:00
Utrecht is one of the biggest and most popular cities in the Netherlands. Located in the heart of the country, Utrecht is a lively, vibrant city. It is certainly a must-see for all travellers who’d love to stroll alongside canals, admire a mix of historical and modern architecture, visit festivals and explore interesting museums and shops. Fortunately, Utrecht can easily be reached by train.
Travel to Utrecht by Train
Visiting Utrecht for the day? The train is the perfect mode of transportation, as it directly takes you to the heart of the city. Start shopping immediately in the mall adjacent to the train station (Hoog Catharijne) or walk to the Dom or the historical city center in just a few minutes. Opposite the train station you find the Jaarbeurs (‘the Fair’), one of the biggest event locations in the country. This building hosts many fairs, meetings and congresses.
Dutch Trains to Utrecht
Almost all parts of the Netherlands are directly connected with Utrecht, with the exception of the province of Zeeland. Intercity trains to Utrecht leave from almost all large cities in the country. For example, a train heading toward Utrecht departs from Rotterdam every fifteen minutes, and from Amsterdam every ten minutes. Intercity trains also leave from The Hague (Den Haag), Den Bosch, Groningen, Maastricht, Arnhem and Nijmegen.
International Trains to Utrecht
Travelling from outside the Netherlands? No problem! It’s also possible to reach Utrecht with an international train. For example, there is a direct connection between Frankfurt and the Swiss international train. It’s also possible to travel from Berlin to Utrecht. Unfortunately, there is no direct connection between the two cities. This means you have to change in Amersfoort of Duisburg. Travelling from France or Belgium is also possible. Take the train to Rotterdam from Paris, Brussel or Antwerpen. In Rotterdam, a train to Utrecht leaves four times per hour.