Continuing my series of posts on our Dutch travels today, with two places within half an hour’s train journey from Amsterdam that provide a great day of sightseeing.
First up, Utrecht. A city dating as far back as 1st century AD, this was a simply beautiful place, and is noteable for its canals being below street level. There’s also the largest university in the Netherlands, but the centre was fairly quiet in mid June when we visited.
The Dom Tower is the highest in the Netherlands and behind that, is St Martin’s Cathedral, which was simple yet striking in design. You can climb the Dom Tower but instead, we visited the cathedral for a donation of a few euros.