The IORR Travel Guide
The Rolling Stones European Tour 2003
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Nearest big city
How to get to the city
Fly to Schiphol Airport Amsterdam. Then take the train
from inside the airport to Utrecht via Duivendrecht - 40 minutes total
travel time - every 15-20 minutes.
By train (see
from Amsterdam or Rotterdam, takes less
than 1 hour. By car from Amsterdam: you take the A2 takes around
45 minutes from Rotterdam: you take the A20 and then the A12
(=highway numbers), also around 45 minutes. From Germany take the
A12 (which is the highway from Oberhausen - Arnhem - Utrecht -
Den Haag )
For all is't the same just follow the signs to "CENTRUM' See also
How to get to the venue
From the Centeral station in Utrecht probably 10 minutes walk.
By car, park it behind the Centeral Station / Hoog Catharijne.
www.vredenburg.nl - Virtual Tour
For those who want to go low budget:
- Strowis, Boothstraat 8 www.strowis.nl
- Hostel Utrecht, Lucasbolwerk 4 www.bolwerkhotel.nl
There's also a camping, located in a nice park at the east side of town, at
the end of the Biltstraat (one of the mainstreets):
De Berekuil, 030-2713870, 30 min. walk, 5-10 min. by bus.
There's a youth hostel a few kilometers out of town, beautiful located in
the country: www.njhc.nl/bunnik. 15 min. bus ride to central station. Bus
line 40 or 41.
Staiway to Heaven is owned by a famous Dutch DJ, and
several Stones Day are held in this Cafe.
Location on the Mariaplaats. It has got a lot of rock memorabilities
hanging on the walls, Guitars and for instance a
golden record of Steel Wheels !
There are a lot of restaurants in centre Utrecht, different kitchens and
nationalities. Many of them are at the canals (which begin just behind
Vredenburg). The canals in Utrecht are unique because you can actually sit
at water level, as opposed to Amsterdam and other cities. Nice in the
A very good chinese restaurant, probably one of the best in the country,
faces Vredenburg: Het Paradijs.
Meeting place for fans
Rockcafé Stairway to heaven. Near Vredenburg at the Mariaplaats
(just ask for it).
- De Dom: highest church tower in the Netherlands, symbol of Utrecht
- Aboroginal Art Museum
- Rietveld-Schröder huis: highlight of the early 20th century Dutch
architecture van 'De Stijl' (same art group as the painter Piet Mondriaan).
- Centraal Museum: Dutch (Utrecht) painters from the middle ages up to now.
- Many bars, outdoor cafés ...
Other local events
Robert van Otterloo and
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