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Luxury B&B along the prettiest canal in Utrecht

Walking the streets of Utrecht could lead you to unexpected discoveries – even for me as an ‘Utrechter’. For example, located on the scenic Nieuwgracht (new canal) is this stylish B&B Gregorius. This is a great place for those who wish to treat themselves to a luxurious stay in Utrecht at a beautiful location near the lively city center.

The Utrecht canals, with their wharves and wharf cellars, are considered unique in the world. The Nieuwgracht (new canal) was built between 1390 and 1393, and is part of the city’s Museum Quarters. It is within walking distance from the city center where you can find many restaurants, terraces, museums, theaters, cinemas, concert podiums, shops and boutiques, and very close to  Park Lepelenburg, among others.

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The luxurious B&B Gregorius has been open since 2010. This beautiful monumental building used to be a school. Today it offers all kinds of possibilities for its guests – be it a relaxing weekend or a pleasant business stay. The beautiful rooms are decorated by the Utrecht Workshop of Wonders. All rooms are equipped with digital TV and free internet, and the B&B also offers a beautiful communal balcony. The ‘living room area’ is suitable for meetings, mediation, team building and brainstorm sessions for small groups (up to 8 people). You can also arrange catering for lunch or drinks. Furthermore, B&B Gregorius also works together with a few restaurants in the surrounding area to offer guests various gastronomic experiences.

Besides B&B Gregorius, walking along the beautiful and quiet Nieuwgracht may offer you new discoveries. Over 100 monumental buildings give a majestic look to the area. Located at the Southern end of the canal is the remains of a roman stronghold and the Sonnenborgh observatory. At the Northern side of the canal, you’ll find the Pausdam and the Papal House, which was rebuilt in 1517 for Dutch Pope Adrianus VI. This building is located at the crossings of the Trans, Achter de Dom, Achter Sint Pieter and de Kromme Nieuwgracht. Great reasons to book a stay at B&B Gregorius, right?

Photographs: website Gregorius | Nieuwegracht 21

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About Maurice Hengeveld

Maurice Hengeveld is an independent editor-journalist and works for a variety of clients. In Utrecht, he is connected to the city glossy LEVEN! magazine Utrecht, Aorta Architecture Centre, merwede.nl (about the new neighborhood Merwede), onzeeigendom.nl (about the restoration of the Dom tower), and the neighbourhood magazines Mens en Wijk (North-East) and de Zuidwester (Kanaleneiland and Transwijk), among others. He mainly focuses on storytelling, brand journalism, and web content strategy. Clearly, Maurice likes to focus on his hometown of Utrecht. The hidden stories in particular spark his imagination!

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