Icons of Utrecht

As a result of the Corona virus (Covid-19) Aorta can no longer organize tours until june 1st 2020. This date is extended as needed. We will base our decision on the advice of the Dutch gouvernment.
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The city of Utrecht is famous for its historical town centre. However, it also boasts many modern architectural sites by well-known architects such as Rietveld and Rem Koolhaas. Some of these contemporary buildings are situated in the inner city, where the medieval structure and surrounding buildings had to be taken into account during the design and building process. Extensions to the eastern side of Utrecht (Utrecht Science Park) accommodated a further number of architectural highlights.

During this tour we show you a selection of the highlights of architecture in Utrecht on a bicycle. Bring your own [hired] bike and our guide will show you the hot-spots of the city, from the medieval Domplein, via early Twentieth Century Rietveld House, the Utrecht Science Park (De Uithof), to contemporary urban development sites such as Rotsoord and Central Station Area, with buildings such as Stadskantoor and TivoliVredenburg.

The tour will be given by professional guides specialised in architecture, architectural history, social geography, engineering and landscape architecture. They will provide extensive background information on historical, architectural and town-planning developments.

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.

€ 190,- (including 21% vat).

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

application form

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, of by phone: +31 (0)30 2321686.