Five reasons why Utrecht is such a great city to live in

Utrecht is one of the most popular cities to live in. The city was recently ranked second in the ranking ‘Most popular places to live in the Netherlands’ by real estate company JLL, beating Delft and The Hague to the top spot. Given what Utrecht has to offer, that should hardly come as a surprise.

1.   It is a place where history and science blend 

This is to be expected of a city with its roots in medieval times, Utrecht has a long and rich cultural history. It is a renowned university town where history and 21st century science easily blend. You can take a stroll along the lively canals or visit the Utrecht Science Park to experience its character.

2.   Is among the happiest cities in the world

Utrecht is one of the finest places to stay, according to the BBC. “Utrecht has all the big city amenities with a small town atmosphere”. With the canals, museums, restaurants, coffee bars and great night life, Utrecht easily competes with any other big city.

3.   Getting around and going to other places is easy

The vibrant city Utrecht is located right in the centre of the Netherlands. And thanks to its central station - the largest train station in the Netherlands -, the highways and Schiphol Airport, Utrecht is well connected to national and international destinations. City buses, trams and bicycles will take you anywhere in the city.

4.   It is a multicultural city

With 169 different nationalities and 45.000 internationals living in Utrecht and its surrounding area, it is fair to say that Utrecht is a culturally diverse city with a big international community.

5.   It has various accommodations

Utrecht offers various accommodations. From studios to free standing houses, mansions from the 1900’s to modern houses, from shell to fully furnished, it’s all present. You can definitely find a spot in Utrecht that you will love and suits your lifestyle and needs.

Because of its high living and working standards, its central location, as well easy-going character and its healthy and urban lifestyle, Utrecht is a popular city in which to settle. Unfortunately, due to the housing market, it can be challenging to find the right home. With more than two decades of experience in accommodating internationals, our partner CS HOUSING is familiar with the challenges and they understand your need for a good and warm home. Visit their website to learn more about the services they offer or contact them at +31 (0)30 8880226.