Utrecht, the centre of the Netherlands, and birthplace of famous Dutch writer Dick Bruna, ranks highly on Dutch people’s lists of favourite cities. And rightly so. Especially the compact and warm city centre is very popular. The old buildings and picturesque little streets provide a beautiful decor for a day of shopping, enjoying a few drinks or going out to dinner in a lovely restaurant. Rather unique is the possibility to descend along the canals to the level of the old wharf cellars, where you can have a couple of drinks or enjoy a nice meal by the waterside; it doesn’t get any more romantic.