A luxurious, modern decorated wharf cellar

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, the 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.

Sights, events and our tips


The city of Utrecht is rich in events, some of which take place on the Oudegracht (the Utrechtse Canal Pride and the boat race). Famous are the small arts festivals like:

Le Guess Who,
Festival Spring and
De Parade

For a comprehensive overview you can visit: Bezoek Utrecht


Many attractions are within walking distance of the UKI-Hotel, but Utrecht is also a bicycle city. If you wish, you can rent a men’s or women’s bike for € 10,00 per night. Upon arrival, the bikes are available above the basement on the Oudegracht. This increases your reach, and you can also visit the various parks in the city, the Vecht, the border towns, the Amelisweerd nature park, the Haarzuilens castle, and so forth. 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.

Your stay at UKI-Hotel will be complete by combining the luxury of the cellar and the tranquility of the Oudegracht terrace with discovering the beautiful historic city of Utrecht, which is within easy reach of the UKI-Hotel. Our tips:

At the bottom of this page you will find a map with all sights restaurants, tips and directions.

Restaurant tips

Tourist tips

Where is UKI-Hotel and how do I get there?

The address is: Oudegracht a/d Werf 409 D, 3511 PE Utrecht. Should you use a navigationsystem then it’s best to enter the following address: “Oudegracht 411” and walk down the stairs to the wharf

The UKI-Hotel is easily accessible by public transport. The Vaartsche Rijn Train Station is a 10-minute walk from the hotel. If you travel via Utrecht Central Station, you can take the city bus. There are bus stops close to the hotel (line 12, Tolsteeg and Ledig Erf stop). From Utrecht Central, it is a 15-minute walk to the UKI-Hotel.
If you come by car, we recommend that you park your car in the parking garage of Vaartsche Rijn station (also within 10 minutes walking distance).

At UKI-Hotel an exit ticket for € 17,50.

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