General information tours

Due to the christmas holidays Aorta is closed from Saturday 23.12.2017 until Sunday 7.1.2018. We will reply to your application or e-mail after this period.

AORTA introduces you to the contemporary architectural highlights and urban developments in Utrecht. Our professional guides show you the city of today and tomorrow.

Discover the city of Rietveld, de modern pearls in the historic innercity, the most recent urban sprawl in Leidsche Rijn, the iconic architecture in Utrecht Science Park – De Uithof and the newest projects as part of the renewal of the Central Station Area.

Our passionate guides have a professional background in several disciplines such as architecture, architectural history, social geography, engineering or landscape architecture. They will provide extensive background information on historical, architectural and town-planning developments.


2017 special: 100-Year-De-Stijl Tours
AORTA organises special Rietveld Tours in 2017 for the occasion of the ‘100-Year-De-Stijl’ celebrations. You can buy your own ticket for one of these tours in our online ticketshop. In our calender you can see when the tours are planned. The Rietveld Tours are offered in Dutch or English.


Group Tours
For visitors, schools and companies we organise four walking and two bike tours. With some tours it is possible to visit one or more buildings. More information about the tour-themes and the buildings can be found in the menu on the right side of this page.

Education
All AORTA tours are suitable for secondary and higher education classes. In this case we advise a duration per tour of no more than 1,5 hours.

Language
Our tours are available in Dutch, English, German or French.

Participants
The maximum number of participants for a walking tour is 20; for a bike tour the number of participants is limited to 15. You can easily book one of more extra tours for extra participants. Please mention the total number of participants at the application form and we define the number of guides needed.

Costs
Per hour, per guide (incl. 21% VAT):
1 hr = € 120,-
1,5 hrs = € 160,-
2 hrs = € 190,-
2,5 hrs = € 220,-
Discounts: for education of classes there is a 10% discount.

Book a tour
If you intend to book a tour, please fill out the application form for the specific tour. You will receive a copy of your request by email. A more detailed reaction will follow in a few days. As soon as a guide is available and -if applicabel- we are allowed to visit the buildings you requested, we will send you a confirmation and an invoice.

Contact
For more information on tours and bookings you can reach us on Mondays from 10 to 13 hrs  and on Thursdays from 10 to 17 hrs. You can reach us by mail: aorta@aorta.nu, or by phone: +31 (0)30 2321686.

Terms and conditions
All tours are offered under the terms and conditions of AORTA.


About AORTA
AORTA is the platform for urban planning, architecture and related disciplines in the Utrecht region. We organise activities such as events, tours, workshops, discussions and lectures.