Interesting facts about Utrecht

Did you know about Utrecht?

  • Residents of Utrecht are unsure if they should be referred to as Utrechters or Utrechtenaars.
  • The first bicycle path (fietspad) appeared in 1885. The street is now called the Maliebaan.
  • The Dom Tower and Cathedral has shape-shifted throughout the ages and empires that reigned the region.
  • The 'Miffy' cartoon character for children invented by Dick Bruna resemble 'Hello Kitty'.

Historic figures

Historic Painters
Abraham Bloemaert
Gerard van Honthorst
Theo van Doesburg

Gerrit Rietveld

Martial Artists
Anton Geesink

Sporting Figures
Marco van Basten

Religious Figures
Pope Adrian VI

Military Admirals
Karel Doorman

Muscial Composers
Louis Andriessen

C.H.D. Buys Ballot

Rijk de Gooyer
Dick Bruna
Herman van Veen
Sylvia Kristel

Paul Fentener van Vlissingen