Oude GrachtThe Oudegracht and the Dom tower are the most distinctive features of the Museum Quarter. In ancient times the Oudegracht was a canal that functioned as the main transport route for the city. Goods were transported via the water, which were then unloaded at wharf cellars for storage. Today the wharfs serve as homes, studios, cellars and restaurants. On warm days, many of the wharfs are transformed into cafe terraces.

The yards and cellars of the Oudegracht are unique in the Netherlands. It is therefore not surprising that the Utrecht canals have been nominated for UNESCO World Heritage List. The ancient wharfs invite you to an interesting exploration tour!

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