Utrecht Tourism

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Utrecht (/ˈjuːtrɛkt/; Dutch pronunciation: [ˈytrɛxt] ) is the capital and most populous city in the Dutch province of Utrecht. It is located in the eastern corner of the Randstad conurbation and is the fourth largest city in the Netherlands with a population of 330,772 in 2014. Utrecht's ancient city centre features many buildings and structures several dating as far back as the High Middle Ages. It has been the religious centre of the Netherlands since the 8th century. It lost the status of prince-bishopric but remains the main religious center in the country.Utrecht was the most important city in the Netherlands until the Dutch Golden Age, when it was surpassed by Amsterdam as the country's cultural centre and most populous city. Utrecht is host to Utrecht University, the largest university in the Netherlands, as well as several other institutions of higher education. Due to its central position within the country, it is an important transport hub for both rail and road transport. It has the second highest number of cultural events in the Netherlands, after Amsterdam.In 2012, Lonely Planet included Utrecht in the top 10 of the world’s unsung places.

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One of the large cities of Netherlands, with a population of around 350,000, Utrecht has a long history. In AD 47, the area formed a part of the defensive line of the Roman Emperor Claudius. It gradually developed and came to be called Utrecht.Today it is popular for tourists and students.

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Facts and Stats for Utrecht*

  • Pollution Statistics in Utrecht

    Know the pollution level of Utrecht before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 28.75 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 15 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 45 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 26.67 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 1.92 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 17.86 (Very Low)
  • Utrecht: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Utrecht for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Utrecht.

    • Burglary and Theft 48.33 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 33.33 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 20 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 31.67 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 45 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 31.67 (Low)
    • Drug offense 31.67 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 80.36 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 71.67 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 28.33 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 23.33 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 46.67 (Moderate)
  • Living in Utrecht - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Utrecht is 177.9 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 66.9 (High)
    • Climate Index 86.79 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 25.53 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 25.44 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 82.39 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 86.86 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.05 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 85.11 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Utrecht

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Utrecht

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.8 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41.72 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 115.36 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 105.95 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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