Utrecht is a port city located in the eastern corner of Randstad conurbation and is the 4th largest city in the Netherlands. It covers a total municipality area of approx 99,21 km2 (38,31 ml2) and has a population of around 330,770 people according to 2014 census (metro 656,340).
- Utrecht is the most populous city and capital of the Dutch province of Utrecht.
- The ancient city centre of Utrecht features numerous buildings and structures, a few of which dating as far back as High Middle Ages. It's been the religious centre of Netherlands since 8th century. Utrecht lost the prince-bishopric status but remains the major religious center in the country. It was the most important city in Netherlands until Dutch Golden Age, when was surpassed by Amsterdam as cultural centre and most populous city of the country.
- The city is host to the largest university in the Netherlands, Utrecht University, as well as a number of other institutions of higher education. Because of its central position within the Netherlands, it is a major transport hub for both road and rail transport. Utrecht boasts the 2nd highest number of cultural events in Netherlands, after Amsterdam. Lonely Planet included the city in the top 10 of the unsung places in the world in 2012.
- The cityscape of Utrecht is dominated by Dom Tower, the highest belfry in Netherlands and originally part of Saint Martin's Cathedral.
- Another landmark is the old city centre and the canal structure in inner city. Oudegracht is a curved canal, following the ancient major branch of Rhine River. It is lined with unique wharf-basement structures which create a 2-level street along the canals.
- Thanks to the past importance of the city of Utrecht as a religious centre, a few monumental churches were built, many of which have survived. The most prominent is Dom Church.
- The industrial port of Utrecht is located on Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal. Its container terminal features a capacity of 80,000 containers per year. In 2003, Utrecht port facilitated the transport of 4 million tons of cargo. Additionally, tourist boat trips are often organised from a variety of places on Oudegracht. The city is linked with touristic shipping routes via sluices.
Highlights: Maliebaan, Museums, Cathedral Tower, Churches
The Utrecht cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Utrecht, Holland.
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Port Utrecht cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Utrecht, Holland. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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