The city centre of Utrecht was founded by the Romans and its ancient city centre features many buildings and structures several dating as far back as the High Middle Ages. Most people don’t realize that it’s a lot older than Amsterdam, Leiden or Delft. Utrecht was the most important city in the Netherlands until the Dutch Golden Age.

Utrecht is host to Utrecht University, the largest university in the Netherlands, as well as several other institutions of higher education. These institutions take care that there is a big influx of young and fresh students every year. Which results in a huge number of (coffee)bars, hip restaurants, and quirky shops. The place is buzzing all year round.

Due to its central position within the country, it is an important transport hub for both rail and road transport. So for business travellers and corporate expats Utrecht city centre is perfect to live in!