A. Brouwer-Korf, Lady Mayor of Utrecht
Mrs. Annie Brouwer-Korf
Lady Mayor of Utrecht

We would like to express our thanks to Mrs. Brouwer-Korf for supporting the Utrecht athletes and accepting the EuroGames Flag on our behalf at the EuroGames München.

Utrecht  Web Cam
Take a look at Utrecht now!
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The Dom Tower
Dom Tower
It is in Utrecht, where the highest church tower of The Netherlands is located. This 112 meters high Dom Tower was separated from the Dom Church by a tornado storm in August 1674. You can climb the 462 steps if you have the energy, sneakers and no fear of heights. The tower commands an amazing view of the city and surrounding countryside from its peak.

The Canals
Another obligatory sight is the canals. We have two running north-south called the Oudegracht and Nieuwegracht (New Canal), and a canal running around the old city walls (called the Singel). Don't be fooled by the name 'New Canal'. It's from the 14th century, and very pretty indeed. The canals of Utrecht are unique because of the pedestrian walkways (wharfs) on either side. There are many canal side cafes along the Oudegracht. A good way to explore the inner and outer canals is by Canal Bike.

Shop till you drop
The main shopping center is also Utrecht's principal entertainment area. Crowded together in the criss-cross of narrow streets dating back to the Middle Ages, shops stand alongside bars and disco's at street level, with residential apartments above.