Before the Golden Age, Utrecht was the most important city in the country and is still considered the religious center of the Netherlands. It is part of the Randstad and one of the largest cities in the country. Because it is a cultural center, it organizes, after Amsterdam, the most cultural events of the year.
In addition, there is also a lot to do in the city; the Dom tower, TivoliVredenburg and the Spoorwegmuseum are all fun activities. The Hoog Catharijne is an indoor shopping mall and the ideal location for shopping, especially when the weather is dirty and cold outside.
Utrecht has a number of universities and colleges, of which Utrecht University and Utrecht University College are the best known. Utrecht University is one of the largest universities in the country and offers many Bachelor's and Master's programs in English. In addition, the Utrecht University College is entirely in English. As a result, not only do many Dutch high school students come to the city for further education, but many foreigners also choose to move to Utrecht. This gives the city a young and international atmosphere. This is especially noticeable as you walk through the Lombok neighborhood, where you can find Arabic, Asian and North African spices, fruit and much more on the market.
Because Utrecht is getting more inhabitants, it is becoming more difficult to find a home. Students are advised to start searching for a room early. Fortunately, the city has many beautiful and small villages around it where people can live peacefully. Utrecht itself is also experienced as a pleasant city and a suitable city for everyone.