One of its best inventions is Trajectum Lumen, a trail of light installations that illuminates the town's 2000 year history. Trajectum is the Roman name for the military settlement that provided the core of the original Old Town.
24 hours in Utrecht, the Netherlands
One of the Netherlands' oldest cities, Utrecht is often overlooked by visitors to the country who make a beeline for the likes of Amsterdam and Delft. However, it was thrust into the spotlight as it hosted the ‘Grand Depart’ on 4th July for this year’s Tour de France.