The founding date of Utrecht is around 50 CE and as usually related to the construction of a Roman fortification (Castellum). In Roman times the name of the Utrecht fortress was simply Trajectum. Trajectum became in Dutch 'Trecht'. The U comes from Old Dutch 'uut' meaning downriver. The location on the banks of the river Rhine allowed Utrecht to become an important trade centre in the Northern Netherlands. The town Utrecht was granted city rights by Henry V in 1122. At this moment Utrecht is the fourth largest city of the Netherlands with a population of 310.000.

  • Vismarkt, Utrecht
  • Dom Church Utrecht
  • Winkel van Sinkel Utrecht
  • Town hall Utrecht
  • Winkel van Sinkel Utrecht centre
  • Vismarkt Utrecht
  • Town Hall Utrecht
  • Ganzenmarkt Utrecht
  • Donkere Gaard Utrecht
  • House Zoudenbalch Utrecht
  • St. Peters Church Utrecht
  • Mariastraat Utrecht
  • Academie Domplein Utrecht
  • Paus Huize (House of the Pope) Utrecht
  • Renswoude Foundation Utrecht
  • The Oudegracht Utrecht
  • Canals and shipyards Utrecht
  • Domplein Utrecht
  • Achter de Dom Utrecht
  • Station Maliebaan Utrecht
  • Oude Gracht Utrecht
  • Old canal Utrecht
  • Bemuurde Weerd Utrecht
  • Bemuurde Weerd WZ  Utrecht
  • Castle Nijenrode Breukelen
  • Castle de Haar
  • Paus Huize, Home of the Pope Utrecht
  • Kloostergang Dom Church Utrecht
  • Kloostergang Utrecht
  • University Utrecht
  • Janskerkhof Utrecht
  • Kloostergang Utrecht
  • Museum Catharijneconvent Utrecht
  • The Railway Museum Utrecht
  • Terras Old Canal Utrecht
  • Pandhof St. Marie Utrecht
  • Prins Claus Brug Utrecht
  • Rietveld Schroeder House Utrecht
  • University building (Academie)
  • Utrecht by Night
  • The Domtoren: The Cathedral Tower