Crafts and trades

In the Utrecht region you’ll find true Dutch crafts and trades, still being carried out in the traditional way. Look inside the cheese warehouse and discover how cheese is made and matured. Drop anchor at the fishing village of Spakenburg where the magnificent old fishing boats still moor in the historic harbour. Admire the glassblowers in action at the glassworks and see how flour is milled in one of the region’s many windmills.

Cycling along the crafts and trades

  • Cheese Valley cycle route

    Discover the art of cheesemaking in the Cheese Warehouse and sample the craft flavours of the region at Keuris Distillery.

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  • Old crafts cycle route

    Discover the art of cheesemaking, the miller's craft and see, hear, feel and smell the story of ropemaking.

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  • Between Lek and Linge cycle route

    This loop takes you past the loveliest spots between the Lek and Linge rivers. Discover also the Glass studio in Leerdam and a brewery in Everdingen.

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  • Spakenburg round tour

    Tap into the history of the fishing village of Spakenburg. Pay a visit to the museum harbour, where culture and traditions come together.

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  • Old crafts on Utrechtse Heuvelrug

    Discover Dutch crafts and trades during this cycling route through the Utrechtse Heuvelrug. Visit a farm, a Tobacco Growing Museum and see how flour is milled in one of the region's many windmills. 

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  • Utrecht breweries cycle route

    Discover Dutch crafts and trades during this cycling route through Utrecht. Enjoy the nature, the city and the old crafts. During this route you can also visit a brewery tasting room.

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