blog Escaping the heat in Utrecht

Five ways to cool down on a hot Utrecht summer's day.

Utrecht might not seem like the most obvious choice for a summer getaway as the typical seabreeze that cools many Dutchies doesn't quite reach the city. However, Utrecht has much to offer to guests looking to cool off in the city! These are our 5 favorite things to do in Utrecht in the summer months:

  • 1. Lounge in the shade and sofas of De Rechtbank's terrace: nothing like a cold beer and some shade to take it slow on a hot summer's day!
  • 2. Enjoy a cone from 'Ik smelt voor jou' ('I melt for you') from their cute pink and white bus on the Maartensbrug. It's organic, so you don't even have to feel guilty. 
  • 3. Grab a bike and discover the beautiful woods and parks in and around the city... (bike rental available at every Utrecht City Hotel)
  • 4. ... or take it to Soia, Utrecht's one and only city beach! 
  • 5. Have a drink along Utrecht's famous canals: depending on the time of day, there is always a side of the wharves that offers shade.

(photo: Ramon Mosterd)


Snack attack! Did anyone say fries and burgers?!

Read more

Hotspot alert! The Streetfood Club

Read more

Chill modus on and listing to music at the Vredenburg quay

Read more