Leidsche Rijn

On the western edge of the city of Utrecht the largest VINEX-location of The Netherlands, Leidsche Rijn, is under construction. Leidsche Rijn will eventually consist of 30.000 houses, industrial areas and numerous facilities.

The excursion will highlight the architecture in this district and the urban development of sub-plans. The different sub-plans are designed and filled in by a large number of national and international urban developers. Together they  illustrate working on a 21st century city. Leidsche Rijn is a state of the art collection of modern housing but it’s also special because of the way the cultural landscape is incorporated in the lay-out of the new neighbourhoods.

During the tour we visit a selection of neighbourhoods, such as Langerak, Parkwijk, Terwijde and ‘t Zand and projects as the Black latex box by NL Architects, the Wall, Scherf 13 by SeArch Architects, Forum ‘t Zand by Venhoeven CS, Leidsche Rijn Park by West8 Landscape Architects and archeological site Castellum Hoge Woerd, and residences by Mecanoo, DAF Architects, Jaco de Visser, Atelier Pro, Oosterhuis Associates and MaccreanorLavington Architects.

Please inform us if you have preferences for particular neighbourhoods or projects to visit.

During opening hours it’s possible to start tours at the Information Centre Leidsche Rijn (address: Verlengde Hogeweidebaan 1), where a scale-model of the whole area clarifies the master plan. the Information Centre is open on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 1 pm to 5 pm, and Saturday from 11am to 3 pm.

 


Duration
2 hrs

Number of participants
The maximum number of participants for a bike tour is 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.

Bike rental
Rental bikes are not included in the tour. You can bring your own bike or rent one at Station Terwijde or Station Utrecht Centraal.

Costs
€ 190,- (including 21% vat).

Bookings
You can book a tour through filling in the application form:

Application form

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.