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10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals Unlike Any Other In Utrecht, Netherlands - Updated 2020

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At the mention of the Netherlands, people often think of Amsterdam or the windmills of Holland – an unfortunate thing, given how beautiful and historical the rest of the country’s cities can be. Take Utrecht, for example. One of the Netherlands’ oldest cities, this laid-back city is home to numerous examples of Dutch history, heritage, and culture, such as its medieval town, cathedrals, and numerous museums. With numerous canals running through the city, one could even call Utrecht a more historical, rustic version of Amsterdam.

Now that you’ve gotten to know Utrecht, why not explore all the wonders it has to offer? Here are 10 unparalleled Airbnb vacation rentals for you to see the best of this city.

1. Peace and solitude: private room in Lombok (from USD 59)

Colorful, diverse, vibrant–such describes this Airbnb room, as well as its neighborhood! Located in the vicinity of Lombok, this room boasts warm, striking hues characteristic of the district’s wares, and it is furnished with decor inspired by Bohemian and indie culture. Curl up next to a companion on the double bed, or sleep alone on the daybed in the corner. By day, go green with your travel means–borrow a bike from your host and whiz around the city like a local!

Cosy and quiet room in Utrecht
Utrecht, Netherlands
390 reviews
Private room in house 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
everything is in the room like tea coffee beer and tv
the stay was wonderful and the room was perfect
firstly we would like to mention the state of the rooms/house
comfortable beds and easy check in/out
the room is very comfortable and bathroom is spacious with all toiletries
and very clean place
clean room pretty decoration lots of amenites
awesome place gerben was great and everything was very clean and organized
our room was very clean
gerben’s place is cozy and very clean
helpful host beautiful town
gerben is a really nice host
gerben was a perfect host
gerben is a wonderful host
the host has good talents and was generous in sharing his space
the location is also good
good location within a 10 minute walk from the city centre and the central railway station
nice play close to the centraal station and downtown
nice place close to the city
location was great and it was perfect to bike all around town
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2. Canal cellar: grotto by the Old Canal (from USD 99)

To experience the true charm of Utrecht’s city center, seek shelter in this Airbnb studio home! This riverside residence is located right on the banks of the Old Canal, the main body of water running through the city. Sleeping accommodations in this residence include two single beds by the entrance and a sofa that can be folded out to form a double.

In this snug grotto, wake up every morning to the sounds of boats and the buzz of the city right at your doorstep. Prepare some breakfast at the simple kitchenette and dine with everyone in the modest dining area. On a lazy day in, why not sit out near the entrance and engage in some people- or boat-watching?

Lovely Canal House in centre Utrecht
Utrecht, Netherlands
519 reviews
Entire apartment 4 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very nice apartment great view of the canal :)
the wharf cellar had all the standard amenities one would expect including a good shower and kitchen area
great location comfortable bed and all amenities necessary to enjoy your visit to utrecht
my kids loved the little beds tucked into the wall with windows facing the canal
the kitchen bathroom and shower were all new and nice and the mattress is super comfy
the house is very beautiful and clean
we loved the cosy atmosphere and it was very clean
the room was clean and convenient couldn’t ask for more
beautiful place clean comfortable great location
clean space conveniently organised
the hosts are very accommodating and helpful
hosts are so lovely and thoughtful- reply quickly and always giving as much info as possible
thanks for being a great host
ronnie and monique were great hosts very responsive and answered any questions i had will be staying again
ronnie & monique were great hosts with clear instructions on how to get to the studio
perfect location to get around utrecht area
very cute place modern appliances inside and amazing location
wonderful place ideal location beautifully furnished
great place in a great location
the location is perfect as you can walk through the canals and domtower is very close
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3. Everything you need: explorer’s escape near the city center (from 81 USD)

Allow this quaint and sunny Airbnb townhouse to bring out the explorer in you! Located just north of the city center, this residence holds a commodious space sufficient for a small party to have a comfortable stay. On a day in, catch up with some television or people-watch from the comfort of the living room. Alternatively, play games, camp out, or have a barbecue with everyone in the grassy (or snowy, depending on the season) backyard!

Cheerful City House With Garden

Address: Vogelenbuurt, 3514 VB Utrecht, Netherlands (see map)

Price: from 81 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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4. Dome home: regal retreat on the River Vecht (from USD 144)

Sitting on the riverside just outside Utrecht is this exquisite home. Built in the style of a 17th-century Dutch teahouse, this palatial residence boasts magnificent architectural features such as a domed roof and Greek pillars. Ascend to one of its three bedrooms for a good night’s rest, and in the morning, soothe yourself in the simple, bright bathroom. For breakfast, rendezvous by the riverside for some al fresco dining before biking or boating down to the city!

Historical house on river Vecht
Maarssen, Utrecht, Netherlands
173 reviews
Entire house 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
rooms were comfortable house well equipped and ambience "something special"
beds a bit firm and shower open to the rest of the bathroom but all worked well
our family of four had plenty of room to stay and relax in the tea house
house was clean and tidy
it is clean and absolutely a dream
the house was clean and well-stocked with everything we needed to cook our meals
the house itself was spotless and way roomier than it looks definitely a 5-star spot
the hosts were very helpful with directions and recommendations
host was very gracious
the hosts are fantastic
excellent hosts who communicated well
our hosts were so friendly kind and responsive to questions
wonderful location in a beautiful little village
great stay location and stylish
great value and location
amazing location right on the canal very pretty garden and very close to the public transportation
wonderful place location and atmosphere absolutely amazing and unique
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5. Fade into a fairy tale: garden grotto in Maarssen (from USD 100)

Have a taste of Dutch country life in this lovely Airbnb cottage! Located in the garden of your hosts’ property, you’ll have this vacation rental all to yourself during your idyllic getaway. Wake up to a lovely breakfast provided by your hosts as you prepare for the day ahead. With the River Vecht just a stone’s throw away, you might even want to take a dip on a hot summer’s day! On a rainy, snowy, or simply lazy day, curl up with a good read indoors and indulge in a conversation with your hosts, both of whom are historians in different fields. When it’s time for bed, sleep by the window, or ascend to one of the single beds upstairs.

Private realm in glorious garden
Maarssen, Netherlands
310 reviews
Entire guesthouse 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
room with a view of beautiful garden what a way to relax
a beautiful garden house with a mesmerizing view on the church of maarssen straight from your bed
the cottage is comfortable and the supply of meats cheeses etc
they create a warm comfortable and relaxing space where i felt quiet and peaceful
the house is comfortable very clean and has all necessary amenities
the flat was clean and there were loads of towels
the studio is very clean their garden is so beautiful
the cottage was clean and nothing was missing
the place is very cozy clean and with a lot of attention to detail
the guesthouse is very cozy clean and has everything you need
really kind and attentive hosts
what amazing hosts and such a lovely home and garden to escape to
wonderful and informative hosts
they are very quick to respond to any inquiry questions and helpful with the train info
the hosts were both exceptionally kind and generous of both time attention and spirit
gary and loekie’s place is paradise
gary and loekie’s place is truly paradise
next to a beautiful park it is situated in the middle of an evergreen garden
nestled in a quiet peaceful village gary and loekie’s was a pure joy to stay at
such a beautiful place to stay gary and loekie where so accommodating would definitely go back again
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6. Family frolic: family home near Julianapark (from USD 93)

For a small family getaway, holiday in this fun family home. Situated in the neighborhood of Elinkwijk, this residence is just a hop, skip, and a jump away from a day of fun at the nearby Julianapark, which has its own petting zoo. It is also a 20-minute drive away from Utrecht’s city center. On a day in, curl up with a good read or some television while the provided toys keep the kids occupied. Alternatively, you could have fun for the whole family in the garden’s wooden playground! If you are traveling with a baby or a toddler, you’ll also find a cot in this vacation rental.

Sweet Family Home
Utrecht, Netherlands
10 reviews
Entire house 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
this is a beautiful little house easy to reach by bus from the central station
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7. Charming and central: two-floor townhouse in city center (from USD 189)

If you’re looking for a stay full of character that’s close to the city center, look no further than this townhouse! Quaint and sunny, this townhouse holds ample space for a party of five (plus your pets!) to fit. Choose from one of three bedrooms for a good night’s sleep, and in the daytime, catch some television in the living room or look out to a flowery scene from the balcony. As you leave the vacation rental to explore the city, why not start with the site nearest to your accommodation – Het Spoorwegmuseum, a museum focused on rail history?

Charming House in perfect area
Utrecht, Netherlands
53 reviews
Entire townhouse 6 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
plenty of room and the back patio/balcony is very nice for morning coffee
the house has all the amenities you need for a long and comfortable stay
the house was clean and the beds a comfortable sleep
the house itself was very clean and had everything needed for our stay
the kitchen is well equipped house was clean
the owner was very friendly and answer your questions before booking
generous hosts and very well equipped house
with just a wonderful hosts
the owners are very nice people and makes you feel welcome instantly
tons is a nice host and had us a warm welcome
the location is perfect
place is located perfectly in a quiet neighborhood (15 mins to town center 25-30 mins to central station)
a delightful host and a great location within easy walking distance of the centre of town
the house is great and the location is a good one too
house is located in one of the nicest neighbourhoods in utrecht
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8. Suburb on the seas: houseboat in Lombok (from USD 253)

Got business in Utrecht? Doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the city and all its character! Have an aquatic escape with this houseboat in the lively district of Lombok! With business-friendly amenities such as hangers, wireless Internet, and a laptop-friendly workspace, you won’t have to worry about any setbacks or hindrances to your work. Bunk in one of this boat’s three bedrooms and, should you ever need some fresh air or time away from the water, step ashore to the wooden benches in the lush garden. On a day off, why not boat down the river or explore Utrecht?

Stay at this Houseboat in Utrecht!
Utrecht, Netherlands
191 reviews
Houseboat 8 Beds 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
stylish comfortable and homely with great coffee and really lovely beds (we all had the best sleep )
loved 3 bathrooms and bathroom gels and shampoo
very comfortable beds good internet excellent cooking facilities and close to town and to an aldi
lots of nice toiletries and the beds were very comfortable
we were a party of 4 so find it hard to imagine it being comfortable for larger groups
nothing was missing on our arrival and everything was super clean
everything was fresh clean well organised and well appointed
the house was extremely clean and there's a great coffeemaker
book it is a beautiful house clean and functional
come onboard and enjoy super quiet surroundings and a clean & fully equipped holiday home
lies and peter were great hosts
great experience and lovely hosts
our host was amazing and she made sure we had everything we needed
lies was a lovely host very welcoming and friendly
she was very helpful when we checked in
beautiful house boat located a walking distance from utrecht central
easy walking to the neighborhood shopping and central station
perfect location on a lombok canal only 2 bus stops from utrecht central
bus to central city easy and quick
great location from the city center of utrecht
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9. Country meets city: vintage villa near Gansstraat (from USD 248)

Another vacation rental for the entire family (furry members included!) can be enjoyed in this lovely villa! Contemporary meets vintage in this charming residence, a restored farmhouse full of character. In the daytime, frolic in the fields around this place with your family, friends, or pets, or enjoy an al fresco family lunch. There are sleeping options aplenty for kids and adults alike–doze off in a mural-walled wonderland in the rooms with single beds, or cuddle with your loved one(s) in the king-sized bed in the master bedroom.

Vintage design villa Utrecht (Amsterdam area)
Utrecht, Netherlands
8 reviews
Entire villa 4 Beds 4 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
and the host is helpful und nice
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10. Riverside retreat: houseboat in the midst of nature, Oog In Al (from USD 265)

If you’re looking for a stay away from the hustle and bustle of the city, escape to this Airbnb! Tucked away next to Oog in Al Park, this cozy houseboat is surrounded by a luxuriant forest and the calm waters of the stream it lies on. Enjoy a meal amongst nature on the outdoor deck and, when it’s time to doze off, this houseboat hosts three bedrooms that accommodate up to 5 people. In the daytime, why not start your exploration of Utrecht at Oog in Al Park? Located right next door, the park has its own petting zoo, a historical mansion, and even the remains of a World War 2 bunker!

Unique houseboat, near the centre and Jaarbeurs
Utrecht, Netherlands
13 reviews
Houseboat 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great main bathroom with a shower as well as a tub
a very comfortable place to stay
it is a wonderful houseboat very spacious and furnished in a nice and modern way
els was the perfect host
good beds great service of the host who came inmediately to help out with the washing machine
our hosts els bert and tess were so helpful and friendly they made our stay even more enjoyable
els is the best host you can imagine everything was taken care of from start to finish
located in a beautiful and quiet park on walking distance from te city center
the neighbourhood was perfect the location is super a supermarket near
very safe to walk around in
in the city centre but yet so quiet and beautiful
an amazing park all around
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Unveil Utrecht

From the city to the country and even on the water, there are just so many ways to live within the charm of this enchanting city! With these Airbnb vacation rentals, you can never go wrong in seeing the best that Utrecht has to offer. So what are you waiting for? Book your stay with these Airbnb rentals today!

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