Utrecht Airport is currently not active, but anyone who wants to visit this charming Dutch city can book flights to Utrecht that touch down at nearby Schiphol Airport. Amsterdam Schiphol is well connected to UK cities, with regular KLM flights from Manchester and London Heathrow and Easyjet flights from Liverpool and Gatwick. KLM, Delta and United fly non-stop from New York JFK, while KLM also offer a direct service from Indian cities including Mumbai and Delhi. There are non-stop flights from Johannesburg (also provided by KLM), but Australians will have to include a stop-over in their plans. Emirates will cover both legs of the journey with a stop in Dubai. Flights to Utrecht do not arrive in the city itself, so visitors need to transfer from Schiphol. This is no problem though, as trains leave from Schiphol to Utrecht every 15 minutes and the journey only takes half an hour, arriving at Utrecht Central Station.
Although not as famous as Amsterdam, Utrecht is just as attractive and has a more impressive network of urban canals (where the cost of hiring a boat is also far cheaper). The old wharves on these canals have been converted into lively shopping streets, restaurants and bars, providing a great place to take in the city's relaxed atmosphere. Utrecht has a wonderfully well preserved medieval centre which can easily be toured on foot, and it is also the kind of city where street theatre and live music seems to appear around every corner. Often thought of as a bohemian, artistic centre, modern Utrecht also has top-class museums like the Anatomical Museum and the Central Museum, which showcases Dutch art from the 16th century onwards.