7 reasons to move to Utrecht

7 reasons to move to Utrecht

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Waltmann Expat Broker specialises in advising expats on buying, selling and renting real estate in Utrecht and its surroundings. Why move to Utrecht? Here is why:

1. It’s in the heart of the Netherlands

It’s great to live so centrally located in the Netherlands; you are close to all the big cities like Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Eindhoven, but also to international cities like Antwerp and Cologne. Ideal for a day out or for work-related trips.

According to BBC Travel, Utrecht is one of the 5 happiest places to live!

2. Good connections to all big cities and Schiphol Airport

If you want to travel a bit further, you can reach Schiphol Airport within 30 minutes. Moreover, airports such as Eindhoven and Rotterdam-The Hague Airport are reachable within a 45-minute drive. Wherever you want to go, you have multiple options.

3. Cheaper to live in compared to Amsterdam

The average rental price per month is a lot cheaper in Utrecht than in Amsterdam. Also, there is more real estate available. If you prefer buying a house, the average prices for purchasing are also lower than in Amsterdam.

4. Very good atmosphere because of the lively, but compact city centre

The compact city centre of Utrecht is well known for its great atmosphere, and you will easily be able to find all the shops you need. Not to mention that there is also a large selection of restaurants and bars located in the centre. What’s unique about the centre is that there are terraces located close to the canals, which are deemed to be some of the most beautiful ones in the Netherlands.

5. You can go anywhere in town by bike!

Utrecht is known for all its cyclists. Everything is close by, so you can cycle to wherever you want to go. In 2017, Utrecht was named the second cycling Capital of the world. Because of all of the bikes in the city, Utrecht built the largest bicycle parking space in the world. You can find this secured parking space next to Utrecht Central Station.

6. One of the World’s 10 unsung places

According to Lonely Planet, Utrecht is one of the world’s 10 unsung places and BBC Travel named Utrecht as one of the 5 happiest places to live.

7. Good schools

Utrecht has several good primary and secondary schools. Expats who are looking to settle down in Utrecht for the long term can opt to take advantage of the great public schooling system, which offers expats good quality education at little to no cost. However, those intending to send their child to an international school in Utrecht should note that there is only one such option available, so they’ll need to act fast in order to secure a spot for their child.

Specialising in advising expats, Waltmann Expat Broker offers full support in English. The individual approach and local knowledge of the company's agents makes Waltmann the perfect real estate broker for anyone who is looking to buy a house in Utrecht. 

Rutger Kanters


Rutger Kanters

Rutger is the manager of Waltmann’s real estate team. He has over 20 years’ experience as a real estate advisor and valuator. He has won awards for providing the best...

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