Utrecht is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, housing 338.000 inhabitants. Utrecht is a city with unparalleled vitality. A medieval city centre small enough to explore on foot. Large enough to enjoy world class festivals, modern architecture, trendy shops and interesting museums for days on end. Built around the centuries-old Dom Tower, the city is branched by many picturesque canals, some with extraordinary wharf cellars that house shops, cafés, restaurants, and bars along the water. At the same time, Utrecht’s student population of 40,000 makes the city a very vibrant place.
Leidsche Rijn is the largest new built development in the Netherlands. Until 2025, the municipality aims to develop 33.000 residences for around 100.000 people in the area.
Also, working spaces for an additional 40,000 people will be created. Leidsche Rijn is considered to be the second city centre of the city of Utrecht.
Many commercial and industrial companies choose Leidsche Rijn as the location for their national headquarters.
Utrecht is a major tourist destination for both domestic- and international visitors. Travellers visit the city for its historic city centre with important attractions.