Water has always been very important to Utrecht. The name ‘Utrecht’ is even derived from it: it’s a derivation of the Latin word Trajectum, which means ‘a place where you can cross the water’. After all, until 1122 the river Rhine flowed through Utrecht. Later, canals were dug. What happened on and around this water? For example, how did the wharf cellars develop? Why does only Utrecht have so many of them? And what are they used for nowadays? You’ll learn all about it on this tour!

A walk along the wharfs takes about one hour. It’s easy to combine this tour with a tour of the historic inner city.