All you need to know about Utrecht

Utrecht is the fourth largest city and a province in the Netherlands after Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague. The city is famed for having a historic centre and for Dom Tower, the tallest church tower in The Netherlands. Utrecht has a number of beautiful inner city canals which make it a popular visitor destination. Utrecht University is the largest in the country, with the city’s central location making it a hub for transportation. Utrecht Centraal is the busiest train station in the Netherlands, whilst the city hosts the most cultural events in the Netherlands after Amsterdam. When visiting Utrecht on business, be sure to check out our extensive range of serviced apartments in Utrecht. 


Having booked your serviced apartment with SilverDoor, it is time to prepare for your trip to Utrecht. We have put together some essential information to help prepare you for your stay in the Dutch city. 

Transport in Utrecht

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is the nearest airport to Utrecht, with trains reaching the city in around 30 minutes. Rotterdam The Hague Airport and Eindhoven Airport offer alternative points of arrival, although buses to each respective city centre from the airport is required before taking onward train travel. When in Utrecht, the easiest method of travel around the city is by walking or taking a bus or tram. The local travel card, the OV Chipkaart, can be purchased online or at any major Dutch train station.

Weather in Utrecht

The climate in Utrecht is similar to that of northern Europe, with warm summers and cool, wet winters. Spring and autumn bring changes to weather conditions, with the city experiencing less harsh weather due to being situated inland.


-          -   Former Dutch international footballers Marco Van Basten and Wesley Sneijder were born in Utrecht.  

-          -   King Willem Alexander of The Netherlands, who has reigned since 2013, was also born in Utrecht

-          -   Due to flat landscape of The Netherlands, it is possible to see Amsterdam and Rotterdam from the Dom Tower.

-          -   Nieuwegein, a city to the south of Utrecht, is were Wi-Fi was invented by Cees Links in the 1970s.

-          -   The Peace of Utrecht was one of the first international treaties ever signed during the War of the Spanish Succession.

-          -   Utrecht has previously been named the world’s most beautiful canal city, beating Amsterdam, Venice and Bruges!


Our serviced apartments in Utrecht are established with business travellers in mind. Modern, spacious and excellently located in central Utrecht, our corporate accommodation is the best in the city. At SilverDoor, we understand that every business travellers has differing needs, which is why our dedicated booking agents strive to find the perfect fully furnished apartment for your stay in Utrecht. Our serviced apartments in Utrecht offer advantages that are rarely possible in hotel accommodation. Firstly, our corporate clients can decide how regularly they would prefer to have housekeeping. This flexibility allows for fewer intrusions which helps to make our guests feel at home. Secondly, our serviced accommodation in Utrecht comes with kitchen facilities, allowing our clients to choose whether to cook at home or dine out in one of the many restaurants in the Dutch city. Business travellers appreciate this flexibility which also helps to make the business trip more economical. Finally, a benefit of our serviced apartments in Utrecht is that the average apartment is roughly twice the size of the standard hotel room. Not only does this provide more room to kick back and relax, the extra space enables our clients to entertain guests or conduct meetings in the living area.


Choosing to stay in a serviced apartment in Utrecht can bring multiple benefits for business travellers. Having over 20 years of experience in the corporate accommodation industry, at SilverDoor we are in the best position to ensure that your business trip to The Netherlands runs smoothly. We understand that each business traveller has differing needs, which is why our booking agents listen to your requirements and do their utmost to find your perfect serviced apartment in Utrecht. With solid industry expertise, our booking agents strive to ensure that every client is completely satisfied with the level of service they receive and the quality of their accommodation. At SilverDoor, we have a strong knowledge of our apartment providers and are always looking to expand our portfolio, underlining our commitment to offering the best corporate accommodation in Utrecht.

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