Interesting facts about Utrecht

Interesting facts Utrecht. An interesting list of facts about the City of Utrecht and its descendants.

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  • Utrecht used to be part of the Limes; the northern border of the Roman Empire.
  • Utrecht is the 4th largest city in The Netherlands.
  • Utrecht is home to more then 340,000 residents.
  • Utrecht is expected to have over 420,000 residents by 2040.
  • Utrecht is nature-friendly city promoting sustainable standards of living.
  • More than 4% of the population own an electric car with more than 900 charging stations around the city.
  • At peak times throughout the day, more than 36,000 cyclists can be seen commuting.
  • There is over 245 kilometers of bicycle path and the largest parking facility can be found at Utrecht Central station.
  • Utrecht central station is a central transport hub for passengers by train and therefore has the largest station with the most facilities.
  • Al least 38,000 new homes are expected to be built over the next decade.
  • Maxima park is the largest urban park in the Netherlands.
  • Utrecht is very popular for culture lovers and athletes.
  • The average resident is young and well educated.
  • Utrecht University is one of the largest in the Netherlands with interesting-looking faculties all over the cities.
  • The Utrecht Science Park has over 50,000 registered students alone and some of the most modern topics are covered such as medical 3D printing.
  • There are more than 240,000 jobs available throughout the year; most in the health sector.
  • Dom Tower stands at 112.32 meters tall and is over 600 years old.
  • The authentic Utrecht canals are some of the most wonderful in the world.
  • There are at least 12 archaeological national heritage sites.
  • More than 750,000 visitors attend some kind of concert at TivoliVredenburg every year.
  • 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‘.