About

Few will disagree: Utrecht is one of the most beautiful cities in the Netherlands. It’s a dynamic place with a rich history dating back to Roman times, it has a larger medieval center than any other Dutch city, the biggest student population of the country and a very active cultural life. It’s only 30 minutes away from Amsterdam, but what makes Utrecht even more enjoyable, is that it’s still undiscovered by the tourist masses.

Utrecht Free Tours emerged out of the Couchsurfing community in 2011. Inspired by successful examples in other European cities, we realized that Utrecht deserved its own walking tours designed for a young, international audience. After some trials in 2011 we ‘officially’ started with weekly tours in March 2012. And it proved quite successful: since this date, visitors have been showing up at the Dom Tower every single weekend. Not even snow storms kept people from joining!

Aiming to show Utrecht through the eyes of locals, we want to tell you the best, funniest and most bizarre stories, to show you hidden gems and also some touristic highlights. We are organizing this 100% independently and non-commercially. Donations we receive will be used to cover our expenses.