Utrecht Province Audio guides

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Utrecht: City Canal Cruise

1. Utrecht: City Canal Cruise

See the highlights of Utrecht's medieval inner city during a cruise on the Oudegracht canal. Learn about the city's history as you pass centuries-old buildings, canal houses, wharf cellars, and the Dom Tower. Exchange your voucher at the ticket office and collect your audioguide. Then, descend the 21 steps to the waterside to board your boat. Once you are settled, the boat will set off along the Oudegrachtn (Old Canal). Admire the oldest part of the city, which dates back to Roman times. Then, pass the highest church tower in the Netherlands, the Dom Tower. Marvel at other significant historical buildings along the route. After half an hour, arrive at the city's outer moat, a former defensive structure. Learn about the old strongholds and casemates there. Take photos of the beautiful Zocherpark. See the Railway Museum or Hoog Catharijne, the largest mall in the Netherlands, from the water. Return to the Oudegracht canal and watch people enjoying themselves on the wharves. Try and spot the typical wharf cellars. Once back on dry land, you will have a good idea of what you want to visit next.

Utrecht: Secrets of the City In-App Exploration Game

2. 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: Hoge Woerd Museum Entry Ticket with Audio Tour

3. Utrecht: Hoge Woerd Museum Entry Ticket with Audio Tour

Make the most of your visit to Utrecht with a ticket to the Hoge Woerd Museum and treat yourself to an audio tour of all the museum's treasures. Liven your experience with a choice between the ship, ramparts, or expo-wing auido tour.  Discover an ancient Roman ship with its complete furnishing, climb up the walls of the towering fort. The museum offers three thematic tours covering all the treasures of the museum. Select the ship tour to learn everything there is to know about the unique Roman ship which is the crown jewel of the museum’s collection. Find out how did the ship sank, who was on board, and what treasures were found around the ship. Pick the ramparts tour to enter the ramparts of the imposing fortress and immerse yourself in the life of a garrison town on the edge of the Roman world in 200 CE. Enjoy the views and hear about what happened in and around the fortress at this time. Take the expo wing audio tour to become an archaeologist and follow the trail of 3000-years of living and working history. This exhibition highlights the most striking moments and findings from 25 years of excavations in this part of Utrecht. 

Utrecht: In-App Sherlock Holmes City Game

4. 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.

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What people are saying about Utrecht Province

Great tour, informative, our Captain was friendly and funny and the boat ride was comfortable. Only 4 people on board so he went out of his way to make the experience more personal for us

The cruise was very informative but also laid back and relaxing. The boat was clean and bright and the skipper was very knowledgeable about the sights we were passing

I can recommend this canal cruise! It was informed in 3 languages (English, Dutch and German) about sights that you passed by boat. We really enjoyed the ride!

Great little boat trip. Very picturesque and really informative. Great value for money, would definitely recommend

Good to go for the first boat trip of the day, good to get an idea of Utrecht before exploring on foot.