2015 is going to be the year of Utrecht. With several new venue and site openings last summer, the city is ready for your business meeting and conference. Whether you are looking for small, intimate spaces or a large venue up to 100,000 square metre – Utrecht has just the spot you are looking for.
Tour de France
But not only meeting professionals know their way to Utrecht. In the summer of 2015 (July 4-7) the Tour de France Le Grand Départ and the first stage will take place at the Dom city.
Expect a lot of cycling fanatics, cosy fairs and experience the true Dutch ‘gezelligheid’.
All about Utrecht…
Since next year is going to be all about Utrecht you have to know where to meet, sleep, relax and eat. Utrecht is located at the very heart of Holland. The city offers a wide variety of meeting venues, hotels and inspirational conference rooms. Built around the Dom Tower and atmospheric canals it will be easy to find a venue with great views of the city’s activities.
There’s always something new in Utrecht. For example, in June was the official opening of TivoliVredenburg. Not only a great new place for concerts and theatre, but also host of 5 large meeting spaces. Staying in Utrecht? You might want to consider NH Utrecht. The hotel is located at a walking distance of the most important sites and of the Jaarbeurs Utrecht, the biggest venue of the city. Looking for something smaller? Why not try CitySense, Domus Medica or Grand Hotel Karel V.
Leisure & incentive activities
Utrecht is a great place to spend a day. They have a broad range of museums, shopping areas, restaurants and sights. I can really recommend DOMunder, they offer guided tours through the underground cultural and historical centre full of archaeological treasures of the famous Dom Tower in Utrecht. But don’t forget the Centraal museum with it’s classic and modern pieces or the Dick Bruna House, House of Miffy and it’s maker. Everybody knows Miffy. The creation of the Utrecht illustrator, graphic designer and writer Dick Bruna (1927) is popular from Amsterdam to Tokyo. Picture books about miffy are read in numerous languages around the world and miffy has become a real design icon. In 2015, Miffy celebrates her 60th birthday (20.06 – 20.09). It will be a great party of course! Where else than in Utrecht, her homeport. Will you also come to miffy’s party at Centraal Museum?
When you are in Utrecht it is almost impossible not to spot the famous canals and terraces. Don’t forget to visit the Dom Tower that is visible from the entire city. Have a look at the Winkel van Sinkel, one of Holland’s first department stores and the architectural highlight: Rietveld-Schröder house (UNESCO world heritage).