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Tourist information


There are many different options for culture, entertainment and activities and a good start is the list of Things to Do in Utrecht that can be found at Lonely Planet or at Virtual Tourist. All of this practical and touristic information can also be found at Utrechts own website Visit Utrecht. Alternatively, you might visit the Tourist Office that is located at the Domplein right next to the Dom Tower and University Hall.

To have useful information about Utrecht in the palm of your hand you can download the Utrecht City app for iPhone or Android

Treaty of Utrecht 300th anniversary

In 2013 the city of Utrecht will celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Treaty of Utrecht that was signed in 2013. The conference theme 'Beyond Borders' also refers to this treaty that determined the borders in Europe and marked the start of a relatively peaceful area in Europe (see also video on this page). This treaty is celebrated with all kinds of different cultural activities in an around Utrecht. Please check the 'Vrede van Utrecht' website which cultural activities take place.

The Netherlands

Also remember that The Netherlands is a small country so many attractions and sights can be reached within a day trip from Utrecht and our capital: Amsterdam, is just 30 minutes away by train and is home to several famous museums such as the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijks Museum. If you are more into beaches then you are lucky because we have a long coast line and the most famous beach at Zandvoort can be reached by train.

A good source for finding interesting sights and attractions is the Wikitravel-page of the Netherlands.


For information on the climate and the average temperatures in The Netherlands check here. Information about the current weather in Utrecht can be found easily on the Internet, one suggestion is to check If you plan a trip during your stay you can always check the RainRadar (also app available called Buienradar) to see if you need any raingear.

Holland or The Netherlands?

ECIS 2013 is in The Netherlands what is also known as Holland. But what is the difference? This excellent video provides a short and humorous explanation.

Holland or The Netherlands?