Utrecht Journals

Exploring Utrecht

An August 2013 trip to Utrecht by fizzytom

Bastion Hotel Utrecht Photo, Utrecht, Netherlands More Photos
Quote: Restaurants, attractions and general observations and musings from a four day break in the Dutch city of Utrecht

Dick Bruna Huis

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Attraction | "Miffy's Place"

Welcome to the Dick Bruna Huis Photo, Utrecht, Netherlands
Dick Bruna is the creator of the famous little white rabbit Miffy, the star of more than 30 children's storybooks that have been translated into 40 different languages. Bruna is from Utrecht and still has a studio in the city. Though it sounds like this museum is in housed in a former home of Dick Bruna,it's not at all; it's actually a museum which is an offshoot of the larger Centraal Museum which is round the corner. The ticket price of €11 for adults seems steep but children under 12 (which obviously includes the target audience) get in free which softens the blow for families. Furthermore the price includes entrance to the Centraal Museum and the Rietveld Schroder House making it rath...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 23, 2013

Bastion Hotel Utrecht

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Hotel | "Customer Service Lets Down This Hotel"

Bastion Hotel Utrecht Photo, Utrecht, Netherlands
This property of the Dutch Bastion Hotel chain is situated a couple of kilometres from the centre of Utrecht. We booked it because it was by far the cheapest 'proper' hotel. I did find the hotel's website blurb to be a little misleading with regard to actual location as I was expecting to be a bit nearer to some of the attractions but with a tram station and bus stops close by this didn't prove to be a problem; furthermore, the cost of public transport was quite cheap and even taking tickets into account, we still paid less than we would have done in the centre. The hotel appears to be quite new: a non-descript box of a place but we saw it only briefly in day light each morning when headin...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 8, 2013

Bastion Hotel Utrecht
Utrecht, Netherlands