The fourth largest city of the Netherlands, and historically one of the most important, Utrecht is must visit destination for culture lovers. The city is well known as a cultural centre, having played host to the European Youth Olympic Festival, as well as being host of the first stage of the Tour De France in 215.
Car hire in Utrecht would allow you to see much more of the city, from the variety of cinemas, to the fantastic array of art galleries on offer. Hiring a car in the Utrecht would allow you to see what the beautiful city has to offer, a perfect place for a city break.
One of the highlights on the cultural calendar for Utrecht is the Netherlands Film Festival which takes place over the course of ten days each year in late September, and transforms the city into the movie capital of the Netherlands. There are also a number of arthouse cinemas which are open throughout the year for the cinephiles amongst you. Hiring a car in Utrecht will allow you to experience life outside of the city.
The city is well connected by road, so if you rent a car in Utrecht you can easily get onto major motorways like the A12 and A2 which can get you to Dutch cultural hubs such as Amsterdam and The Hague.
A must see cultural touchstone in the city is 'The Letters of Utrecht or De Letters Van Utrecht', an endless poem which runs along the centre of the city. Each Saturday a new letter is hewn into the road by a stonemason, and the city's guild of poets writes a new line for the ongoing poem every few years. The poem's route is planned up to the year 2350.
Another cultural highlight which visitors must see is the Rietveld Schröder House near Wilhelminapark which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is recognised as a strong example of modern architecture.
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0800-1800, Sa 0900-1100, Su 1000-1100
Address:Martin Ovenweg 16
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0800-1700, Sa-Su closed
Address:Proostwetering 27 G
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
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