Information and Utrecht
What does Utrecht look like and what can I do there?
Thorough renovation of 13th century wharf cellar
The atmospheric UKI-Hotel has recently opened after a thorough renovation of the 13th century cellar. Located in the old city of Utrecht which, according to many has “the most beautiful canals of Europe”. In addition to providing all necessary hotel facilities, the renovation has created a perfect combination between the historic old cellar elements and modern décor. In the UKI-Hotel, you experience the antiquity of the cellar in a luxurious environment. All designed with attention to detail.
The UKI-Hotel can be accessed by stairs from the Oudegracht to the wharf. UKI-Hotel is located in the Utrecht Museum quarter, which houses the major museums such as Centraal Museum, Museum Catharijneconvent, the Nijntje Museum, Sterrenwacht Sonnenborgh and the Spoorwegmuseum. These are all within walking distance. But also the other tourist attractions of Utrecht such as the Domtoren and its cathedral, the Rietveld-Schröderhuis, the music center Tivoli Vredenburg and the shopping area Hoog Catharijne are within walking distance of UKI-Hotel.
In the hotel you will find an extensive guide in which you will find all the directions for the hotel itself, the rules of conduct and tips for nightlife, restaurants, canoe and boat rentals, etcetera. There are also city maps and books on Utrecht with information for tourists present. UKI-Hotel has everything prepared to make your stay unforgettable in all respects.
The city of Utrecht is rich in events, some of which take place on the Oudegracht Utrechtse Canal Pride 🌈 and the boat race). Famous are the small arts festivals like:
Le Guess Who,
Festival Spring and
For a comprehensive overview you can visit the website: Discover Utrecht
Many attractions are within walking distance of the UKI-Hotel, but Utrecht is also a bicycle city. Cycling maps of Utrecht and the surrounding area are present in the hotel as well as the recommended cycling routes (in the guide for guests) and a picnic basket that you can take on your bike.
Bicycles can be rented at Cycleman, located under the Vaartsche Rijn train station. There is also the possibility to rent public transport bicycles.
Sights & Tips
Your stay at UKI-Hotel will be complete by combining the luxury of the cellar and the tranquility of the Oudegracht discovering the beautiful historic city of Utrecht, which is within easy reach of the UKI-Hotel.
Theater & Cinema
- Domtoren en Domkerk
- Pandhof of the Domchurch
- Rietveld Schröderhuis (Unesco World Heritage List)
- The many stores in the city and
- Winkelcentrum Hoog Catharijne
- De Heeren Van Leeuw – bistro
- Orloff – eatery
- Last Vegas – veg/vegan
- Meneer Smakers – Hamburgerrestaurant
- Speck – eatery
- De Poort – eatery
- Waku Waku – veg/vegan
- Zies – winebar and bistro
- Louis Hartlooper Complex – eatery
- Copper Branch – veg/vegan
- Stael – eatery
- De Rechtbank – bistro
- Restaurant Van Planten – veg/vegan
- Oude Pothuys – musiccafé with live music
- De Watertoren – several restaurants
- De oude Pastoe fabriek – several restaurants
- De Drieharingstraat – several restaurants
- Rondvaart Schuttevaer
- Pedal boats, canoe or whispering boat rentals
- Trajectum Lumen – walk or night canoe trip
- De Utrechtse markten
- Wander across Oudegracht and Nieuwegracht
- City walk with guide Gilde Utrecht