Have you ever wondered, where does the name of Utrecht come from? Or what was the role of the city during the Roman era, and how did it thrive during the Middle Ages, followed by the “dark years” for Utrecht? These are some of the few highlights of the historical timeline of our magnificent city, so keep reading to find out more facts entwined with its rich history!
We all know Utrecht is ridiculously pretty. We gaze upon its beauty every single day. At a certain point you just get spoiled by the gorgeous canals and the beautiful houses. The world recognizes Utrecht by its canals. In 2015, the Australian website News.com.au said Utrecht has the most beautiful canals in the world. Utrecht beats Venice, Brugge, St. Petersburg and Amsterdam when it comes to the canals. But what makes the canals in Utrecht so special?