Utrecht, a pocket-size metropolis: open, accessible and welcoming. Utrecht is a compact city and can be easily explored by foot or by bicyle. Well-known for its beautiful historic city centre with a large shopping area and a range of cultural amenities. Offering exciting architecture, inspiring museums, lively festivals, unique events and gorgeous parks. A treasured city to live, work and study, qualifying as the Netherlands’ second most attractive city to live in (Atlas for Dutch City councils 2019).