“Utereg my city something happens every night
In the heart of the country it is bustling on all sides”

Part of Utrecht’s anthem written by local singer Herman Berkien in 1975

The city of Utrecht has a lot to offer. It’s rich history and cosy atmosphere create the perfect place for a getaway. As proud inhabitants of the city, we know exactly where to go to have a good time. We are happy to give you any tips on art, culture, events, shopping and food & drinks. Also if you want to escape the city and explore the area around Utrecht, we have plenty of good recommendations for you.

Museums and places of interest

Art, culture and discovery

Utrecht’s art and culture scene has got plenty to offer for everyone. We have lined up some of our favourites here, but there is always much more to see and do. Feel free to ask us for recommendations about exhibitions, events, or markets. We are always up to date about what is going on in our city!

Museums: Central Museum, Railway Museum, Museum Speelklok, Sonneborgh Museum & The Observatory, Museum Catharijneconvent, the Dom Tower and DOMunder.

Music & Theatre: TivoliVredenburg, Tivoli De Helling, Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, ’t Oude Pothuys.


  • Fresh market Vredenburg: Wednesday, Friday Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Flower and plant market Janskerkhof: Saturday 8.00 - 17.00.
  • Textile market Breedstraat: Saturday 8.00 - 13.00 hrs.

Het Ledig Erf: cozy square with several cafes and restaurants. Also take a look at the Louis Hartlooper Complex, a movie theater in an old police station.

Cruising through the canals and canals of Utrecht. This can be done in canal boat with a sub, kayak or sloop.

Restaurants, café's, bars

Food & Drinks

As MUZE Hotel is situated right in the heart of Utrecht, you are never far away from delicious restaurants and cosy bars. We recommend trying out some of the classic brown bars at Ledig Erf, in walking distance of the hotel. The Westerkade, Oosterkade and Rotsoord are filled with coffee bars and good restaurants.

Our favourites:

Coffee & Cake: 

  • KEEK at Twijnstraat: Organic bakery, lunchroom and shop with fresh produce.
  • Koffie Leute Brauhaus: Coffee, sandwiches and vinyl in home atmosphere.
  • Bakery Theo Blom on the Zadelstraat: Here you can get the classic chocolate Dom towers, a local favourite since its invention in 1922.


  • LE:EN: Asian fusion restaurant in beautiful old welding and construction hall.
  • Sea Salt Saloon: A cozy seafood bistro. 'Take life with a grain of salt'.
  • BROEI puts their heart and soul into vegetables. 100% plant-based, right around the corner from us. 

Something to Celebrate:

For a special celebration or you want to treat yourself a bit more, we recommend the following restaurants:

  • De Watertoren: unique industrial heritage with delicious food and views of Utrecht.
  • Maeve: casual fine dining restaurant featuring sustainable local produce.
  • Hemel & Aarde is heavenly enjoyment in an imposing setting.

As Utrecht is a popular city, we recommend making a reservation to secure your spot. We are happy to help you with that, just let us know!