Charming canals   ———

Linking the Kromme Rijn and Vecht rivers, the Oudegracht canal is the bustling lifeblood of the city. Utrecht's canals are unique, lined by a network of wharfs and wharf cellars that once supported the city's shipping industry. Originally, they served as warehouses and transshipment points for goods conveyed by water. These days, a myriad of quaint shops and inviting restaurants beckon as you stroll along the canal. Utrecht has even been declared the city with the world's most beautiful canals.