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Utrecht: Silver Betrayal - City Exploration Game

1. Utrecht: Silver Betrayal - City Exploration Game

Dive into a (partly) fictional story of Utrecht in the 17th century. You follow Jan, a hard working family man on a typical day of work in 1622. What starts out as a normal day, soon takes a turn for the worst. Help Jan by finding out what's happening and who's responsible. He needs your help. On your route you'll get a peek in the history of Utrecht and discover sights and buildings that are either gone or repurposed. Utrecht has one of the most beautiful old city centers of europe. With this game the city gets an extra layer thanks to storytelling, gamification, augmented and virtual reality. It’s time to discover the city in a whole new way! You decide when to start and when to take a break. The adventure and flexibility makes this city game one of the best activities for during your stay in Utrecht.

Utrecht: Highlights and Secrets with a Walking Tour

2. Utrecht: Highlights and Secrets with a Walking Tour

Whereas the NY Times describes Utrecht as a city that deserves more than a pleasant day trip from Amsterdam, according to a leading Australian news site, the city has the most beautiful canals of Europe. And they are right. With its iconic Dom Tower, churchyards, the old city centre and its canals, Utrecht is absolutely stunning. A walking tour of Utrecht is a fantastic way to discover Utrecht. Meet your guide at Vredenburgplein, the square nearby the train station and The Mall. Embark on a walking tour through the old city centre with your knowledgeable guide and learn about the city’s history that started around 2,000 years ago when Utrecht was part of the Limes; the northern border of the Roman Empire. During the tour you not only learn about historical Utrecht, but also about history is connected to contemporary issues that play a role in Dutch society. Follow your guide to the city's main square for it houses the historical Dom Church. With its dominating tower, it is Utrecht's pride and joy. Continue through little cobbled streets and churchyards; all leading to what has been for centuries the city’s main artery, the 1.5 mile long old canal Oudegracht. Along and nearby the canal there are many cafés and restaurants. A great way to getting to know the city with all its 'secrets'!

Utrecht: Escape Tour - Self Guided Citygame

3. Utrecht: Escape Tour - Self Guided Citygame

In the year 714 Willibrord was the Bishop of Utrecht. Because of this honorable task, he also had to listen to many confessions from fellow citizens. Sometimes there were extreme stories in between... This got him entangled in a mysterious murder case and Willibrord had to flee for his life. He had to be out of town within 2 hours and that was only possible through the secret exit! Will you help him? Choose your starting time with your teammates, beginning at anytime day or night. Make your way across the city, checking off tasks to find all the clues you need to reach the secret passage. As you search for clues, marvel at the beautiful sights of the town. Walk past the Dom Tower, wander through the lovely streets and keep an eye out for the many historic buildings in the city center. Work quickly, and you and your team could set the record for the fastest tour. Good luck!

Utrecht: Customizable Tour & Optional Train from Amsterdam

4. Utrecht: Customizable Tour & Optional Train from Amsterdam

Join a friendly local guide to get an authentic experience of Utrecht on a personalized private tour. Explore this quintessentially Dutch city’s history, culture, and fantastic food scene as you’re led down its quaint, canal-flanked streets (and those off the well-trodden tourist trail). Your itinerary will be personalized according to your preferences. Once you’ve booked, someone from the local supplier's team will be in touch, so let then know if you have any special requirements. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Meet your host at Amsterdam Station, and take the train 30 minutes to the university town of Utrecht, an enchanting hub of subterranean wharves and canalside haunts. You could visit the central Domplein square in the shadow of the Domtoren (a 14th-century bell tower that’s the tallest in the country) and the Gothic Cathedral of St. Martin. Alternatively, see the city’s natural beauty at the sprawling Utrecht Botanic Gardens, and peer into pocket-sized shops and restaurants along the Oudegracht – the most-central of the city’s famous canals. Stroll down the bustling Amsterdamsestraatweg, a hive of university students, and see the wide selection of local brews at the beer specialty store. Savor the floral fragrance at the colorful Bloemenmarkt of Utrecht, and browse through stalls selling fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, cheese, and meat at the typical Dutch market on the Vredenburg. Experience a modern-day village vibe in Twijnstraat, one of the coolest streets in Utrecht, and join locals popping into small independent shops, then admire the hofjes (concealed courtyards surrounded by almshouses) that have existed in the city since the Middle Ages. If you’re up for some fun, end your day at one of the city’s many game cafes for a bite and board game before boarding the train back to Amsterdam!

Utrecht: Secrets of the City In-App Exploration Game

5. Utrecht: Secrets of the City In-App Exploration Game

Find the best-kept secrets of Utrecht with the help of an interactive smartphone app. Bring your friends along to take part in a fun game that will bring you to iconic sites. Solve challenges in order to unlock clues and learn more about the city's incredible landmarks. Download the app and start the game at Stadhuisbrug, right in the middle of the city. Be led around to different locations as you play and work as a team to solve puzzles. Explore Utrecht in a unique way, by discovering lesser-known, but greatly significant, sites. Come across the famous Dom Tower and the City Hall along the way. Pause the game at any time to wander around the area and get to know each site or finish your adventure all at once.

Utrecht: In-App Sherlock Holmes City Game

6. Utrecht: In-App Sherlock Holmes City Game

Immerse yourself in the exciting world of Sherlock Holmes by collecting clues as part of a fun smartphone game. Solve the murder of a fictional character with your colleagues, friends, or family, and explore the highlights of Utrecht along the way. Make your way through the city by downloading the game app that will lead you around with specific directions. Take part in a unique adventure, full of brain teasers, puzzles, and lots of British humor. Become a high-class detective for a day and work alongside Sherlock Holmes. Take as long as you need to tackle this crime case, stopping to explore the area whenever you wish to. Restart the game when you're ready and have a blast while you come across iconic sites, such as Dom Tower and Janskerk. Whilst this game does not focus on interacting with your surroundings nor informing you about it, it is the perfect activity to explore this amazing city in a fun and interactive way. Get ready for a walk through the most beautiful places in the city.

Guided tour "Love stories of Utrecht"

7. Guided tour "Love stories of Utrecht"

An exclusive tour for all the romantics of the world! Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most romantic places in the city. The city is famous for The Treaty of Utrecht, one of the first significant international peace negotiations at the end of the 18th century. You will feel spellbound in a charming atmosphere. What is considered as one of the best places to have a date in the city? Where can you make lovely photos? You will be surprised how many historical love stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, parks of the city. From heartbreaking and tragic, to the hilarious or spicy ones. Utrecht is famous for The Dom Tower, a historic bell tower dating back to the 14th century. What’s worth knowing about the love story of Henry and Katherine Hudsons? This tour is especially recommended in the Saint Valentine period!

Utrecht: Magical Christmas Tour

8. Utrecht: Magical Christmas Tour

The exclusive tour only in the Christmas period! This special times brings magic Utrecht. Utrecht's ancient city center features many buildings and structures. Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most beautifully decorated places. You will feel spellbound with the charming atmosphere in the streets which you can feel only this time of the year! What is the story of the Christmas tree? Who was the first to decorate it in the world? What magical things can happen during the Christmas period? Have you heard about Christmas spells? You will hear miraculous Christmas legends about Utrecht. You will visit the old-fashioned Christmas Market in the city. What makes it so popular? What local products is must taste at Christmas? Fill your heart with the joy and experience magic of Utrecht.

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What people are saying about Dom Tower

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 50 reviews

Lovely way to walk through the city. We had 2x teenagers in our group & they enjoyed taking part. We saw lots of details that we wouldn’t have noticed on a normal city walk. I liked that it wasn’t as formal as a tour but we learned about the history for Utrecht through the game. Recommended! Will look for this kind of thing elsewhere!

Hat riesen Spaß gemacht und werden wir auf jeden Fall nochmal machen. Wirklich wirklich cool! Nächstes mal starten wir etwas früher, weil es im hellen bestimmt noch besser ist. Leider hat es bei uns schon gedämmert, aber das wissen wir fürs nächste mal :)

The game is fun. You also get to know the city away from the typical tourist routes and find out interesting details.

Super nice and good guide Marloes...we really enjoyed ourselves thank you for the many facts about Utrecht..

The best tour we’ve had so far! So informative. It’s a must for getting to know the city!