5-Day the Netherlands Weekend Getaway in Utrecht

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Retreat to Utrecht for a 5-day weekend getaway! Shake off the weekly stress and immerse yourself into the awe-inspiring views and rich culture during this short break in the Netherlands.

This fantastic 5-day travel plan is your chance to see the best travel destinations in the Netherlands over the course of a weekend. You’ll stay for 4 nights in Utrecht, taking in its beauty and energy while maximizing your time in the Netherlands.

Spend your wonderful weekend break in the Netherlands visiting the most popular sightseeing destinations. Expect to see other remarkable attractions in the Netherlands and get a glimpse of the country's unique history and culture.

Your accommodation will be conveniently located for easy access to many of the best places to see and do in the Netherlands. You'll have plenty of time to stroll through local markets and shopping streets. Go souvenir shopping to your heart's content, and take a bit of the Netherlands home with you to remind you of your vacation in Utrecht.

Your itinerary will take you to the best sights and spots in the city of Utrecht. By the end of your weekend getaway in the Netherlands, you'll return home happy, with plenty of photos and memories to look back to and share.

This 5-day travel plan covers all you need for an amazing time in the Netherlands. Your itinerary is customizable, giving you the opportunity to create the perfect weekend getaway in Utrecht. Add tours, tickets, and activities to each day of your itinerary and make the most of your time in the Netherlands.

For your convenience, you can also add a car rental to your weekend getaway package to the Netherlands. This way, you can discover hidden gems and explore the Netherlands at your own pace.

On top of all that, you'll also have access to 24/7 travel support from your personal agent. We'll provide you with a step-by-step guide you can easily access on our mobile app, where your travel documents are stored and organized.

Booking a complete vacation in Utrecht has never been this fast and easy. The best services in Utrecht fill up quickly, so select a date and start planning your weekend getaway to the Netherlands today!

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Utrecht - city in NetherlandsUtrecht / 4 nights



photo of Nederlands Spoorwegmuseum in Utrecht, the Netherlands.Nederlands Spoorwegmuseum
Nijntje Museum, Utrecht, NetherlandsNijntje Museum
Utrecht Botanic Gardens, Utrecht, NetherlandsUtrecht Botanic Gardens
St Martin's Cathedral, Utrecht, NetherlandsSt Martin's Cathedral
photo of Museum Catharijneconvent in Utrecht, the Netherlands.Museum Catharijneconvent
Park Lepelenburg, Utrecht, NetherlandsPark Lepelenburg
photo of Rietveld Schröder House in Utrecht ,The Netherlands.Rietveld Schröder House
photo of Pandhof van de Dom garden containing herbs and decorative plants, a stone fountain in Utrecht, Netherlands.Pandhof van de Dom
photo of Observatory and museum Sonnenborg in Utrecht, the Netherlands. On a monumental 16th-century city wall bastion.Sonnenborgh Observatory
Fort Rhijnauwen
photo of Dutch Museum of working-class districts in Utrecht, the Netherlands.Dutch Museum of working-class districts
Ganzenmarkt Tunnel, Utrecht, NetherlandsThe Goose Market



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Day 1

Day 1 – Utrecht - arrival day

  • Utrecht - Arrival day
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  • Park Lepelenburg
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Your exciting weekend getaway in the Netherlands begins as you arrive in Utrecht. Explore the city's charm while spending 4 nights at one of the best hotels and places to stay in Utrecht.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Park Lepelenburg. This extraordinary park is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,911 visitors.

When the afternoon arrives, make your way to the hotel of your choice in downtown Utrecht. Check-in at hotels in the Netherlands normally starts around 2 to 3 PM. Each accommodation option in Utrecht offers a unique blend of comfort and style in addition to prime access to the city’s top attractions.

Utrecht is filled with restaurant and bar options that fit all budgets. After a day spent exploring, choose from the city’s best dining and drinking establishments. End this day of your weekend getaway in the Netherlands with a delicious meal and a relaxing drink.

Experience a taste of Blauw in Utrecht by booking a reservation in advance. Renowned for its Bib Gourmand distinction, Blauw delights its guests with its exceptional variety of meals showcasing delicious indonesian cuisine. For another culinary dining option, venture to Karel 5, celebrated for its delectable creative menu. This acclaimed 1-star Michelin-recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, ensuring an essential addition to your holiday itinerary. Seeking an alternative? Discover Maeve, a top local restaurant known for its tantalizing creative french, and french contemporary menu. With a 1-star Michelin recognition, it promises an exceptional dining experience not to be missed.

Continue the enjoyment post-dinner at Kaasbar Utrecht, a cherished local gathering spot renowned for its welcoming atmosphere.

Relish in novel experiences as you continue your weekend getaway in the city of Utrecht. Toast to another amazing day in the Netherlands!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Utrecht

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  • Museum Catharijneconvent
  • Nijntje Museum
  • Sonnenborgh Observatory
  • Nederlands Spoorwegmuseum
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As you wake up to day 2 of your weekend trip in the Netherlands, Utrecht awaits with new experiences. Make the most of the remaining 3 nights by exploring and experiencing all it has to offer.

Kick off the day at Museum Catharijneconvent, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. Attracting approximately 111,199 visits every year, this attraction is a must-see. This museum is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 2,270 reviews.

Today is also your chance to visit Nijntje Museum. Nijntje Museum is a museum with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 4,350 reviews.

Sonnenborgh Observatory is another top attraction we highly recommend you visit today. This museum is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 548 visitors.

Beyond the attractions mentioned above, you also have the opportunity to visit The Railway Museum. This national museum is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 13,825 visitors. Visiting The Railway Museum means you'll be one of 355,000 people who do so every year.

You can learn more about Utrecht today by going on a tour. Utrecht offers many top-rated tours and unique experiences that will inspire you. You can browse and select your favorites below.

Transform your weekend getaway in the Netherlands into a memorable experience by exploring the fantastic restaurants and bars in Utrecht. Dive into the city’s diverse dining and drinking spots to savor its local flavors and enjoy a friendly atmosphere.

This renowned restaurant holds and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. Make sure to reserve a table at Restaurant De Markt, an iconic dining spot in Utrecht. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of The Seafood Bar, a popular restaurant in Utrecht. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Koffie & Ik, a hidden gem nestled in Utrecht. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

Continue your evening by exploring the vibrant nightlife scene at Café DeRat, a prime destination for a thrilling night out.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible weekend getaway in the Netherlands!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Utrecht

  • Utrecht
  • Bunnik
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  • Rhijnauwen
  • Fort Rhijnauwen
  • Rietveld Schröder House
  • Utrecht Botanic Gardens
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On this lovely day 3 of your relaxing weekend retreat in the Netherlands, delve into the unique beauty of Utrecht. With 2 nights still to enjoy, there's so much more to explore and experience.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Rhijnauwen. This much-appreciated sightseeing destination is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars in 270 reviews.

Next up is Fort Rhijnauwen. This sightseeing destination has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 439 visitors.

Another top sightseeing recommendation is Rietveld Schröder House. This house museum has been rated 4.5 out of 5 stars in 1,193 reviews.

Utrecht Botanic Gardens is another attraction you have the opportunity to visit today. This park has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 3,341 reviews.

To immerse yourself in more memorable moments in Utrecht, check out the best-rated tours the region offers. You can discover and choose from all of the top-rated activities you can do on this day in Utrecht below.

When it’s time to dine or unwind, Utrecht offers a wide range of restaurants and bars on your weekend trip. Take your pick from the city’s best dining and drinking spots. Savor a great meal, sip refreshing drinks, and enjoy the nightlife scene before calling it a night in the Netherlands.

Enjoy a delicious meal at Graaf Floris Café Restaurant, a top-rated dining destination in Utrecht. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Vegitalian, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Molen de Ster. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Utrecht this evening.

Following your dinner, dive into the local bar culture at Body Talk.

A quick trip to any of the popular local bars in Utrecht will enhance your travel experience in the city. Cheers to a pleasant weekend getaway in the Netherlands!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Utrecht

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  • Pandhof van de Dom
  • St Martin's Cathedral
  • Dutch Museum of working-class districts
  • Julianapark
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Today marks day 4 of your relaxing weekend break in the Netherlands. Embrace the beauty and spirit of Utrecht as you look forward to 1 night filled with joy and adventure.

When you're ready to see some sights, Pandhof van de Dom is a great place to start. This courtyard is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 641 visitors.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is St Martin's Cathedral. This church has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,869 travelers.

We also recommend a stop at Dutch Museum of working-class districts. The museum has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 365 visitors.

If you're keen to explore more, consider visiting Julianapark. This park is a popular attraction with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,395 reviews.

Your discoveries in Utrecht do not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Utrecht on this day of your trip. You can select your tours below.

When it’s time to eat, dine at one of the best local restaurants in Utrecht and satisfy your appetite for a lovely meal. You can then enjoy the perfect end to this day of your weekend getaway in the Netherlands at one of the best bars in the city.

Esteemed as a much-enjoyed restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at De Ontdekking, a top-rated dining spot in Utrecht. If you're in the mood for something new, try Lebowski, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at Jasmijn & ik. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Utrecht.

After savoring a delicious meal, step into the vibrant nightlife at Café de Stad, where the evening is just getting started.

This is the perfect time to relax and enjoy your weekend getaway in the Netherlands to the fullest. Savor every minute of your stay in Utrecht!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Utrecht - departure day

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  • The Goose Market
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Your remarkable 5-day weekend getaway in Utrecht is about to end, and soon you’ll say goodbye to the city. Day 5 is your departure day and your chance to catch one last glimpse of the city and the Netherlands's charming sights. Depending on how much time you have until you start your journey home, we recommend visiting some more attractions.

If you prefer to go sightseeing before leaving the Netherlands, the popular The Goose Market is an extraordinary attraction you could visit on your last day in Utrecht.

Explore local shops for souvenirs to remember your trip or find unique gifts for loved ones.

Before you conclude your weekend getaway in Utrecht, drop by a top-rated restaurant for a last chance at a memorable dining experience in the city. Savor the local food culture over a fantastic meal.

If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Kantien Eetbar & Wijnbar, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu.

You’ll then say farewell to the Netherlands and begin your journey home, now filled with memories of your unforgettable weekend getaway in Utrecht!

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