In the inner city, you can come across more than a dozen paintings of charming old Utrecht, pictured on tiles. All tile-tableaus hang at the location where the artist more or less stood while painting, offering you a glimpse of what life looked like on those spots in earlier times. For instance, you can see that the Dom Tower used to be part of a very large church before a hurricane struck the city. You can also see that there used to be a huge crane near the town hall, hoisting goods from the barges to the street level. Why the crane disappeared, and what this has to do with a wealthy merchant, I will tell you – as I will give an explanation at all tile-tableaus.
A tile-tableau tour typically takes about 1.5 hours, but can easily be shortened and/or combined with a historic inner city tour.