Utrecht - A Day of Eats, Drinks & Dance

Utrecht is less than 30 minutes from Amsterdam by train so we decide to do a day trip on our most recent visit.  We wound our way from the train station, through Hoog Catharijne into the heart of the old city.
We arrived early on a Sunday so the streets were pretty deserted.
Some shops were beginning to open for business like this establishment selling juice and scarves - definitely two things I like.
We spotted the Dom Tor in the distance and headed in that direction.
Quaint canal houses sat humbly near the base of the tower.
We stopped for a coffee in the shadow of the Dom Tor.
A replica adorned the roof of the cafe.
The interior was bright, cheery, and decorated with flair.
It was a bit early for beer...
...we opted for a cappuccino and apple cake instead.
We spotted this little lucky lady bug in front of the nearby tourist office.
2013 is the 300th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Utrecht that helped end the lingering war between several European entities including Spain, Great Britain, France, Portugal, Savoy and the Dutch Republic.  The occasion was marked in several locations around the city.  The Peace Connection bus brings music and good cheer.
We wandered down a narrow street of stately homes.
We emerged along one of the canals that runs through the heart of the city.
We noted the path and doors right along the edge of the canal and discovered a staircase where we could descend to that level.
We passed people's homes and looked up to see lovely sculptures lining the path.
Old growth trees were firmly rooted along the path.
Continuing on, we discovered a faithful canine sculpture.
A couple in a lone paddle boat made their way down a narrow canal.
We reached a cross-roads marked by a ponderous statue.
Utrecht Danse was on the weekend we were in town.  There were amateur and professional performances scattered all about town.
It was getting a bit later in the afternoon and the town was starting to fill up as evidenced by this jumble of bicycles.

We spotted another tribute to the Treaty of Utrecht.
Dancers and musicians serenaded us as we ducked through an underpass.
We enjoyed a late lunch at Eten & Drinken.
The restaurant was warm and cozy.
We opted for a De Leckere craft brew...
...an apple and cheese sandwich...
...and a fresh chicken wrap drizzled with sweet balsamic vinegar.  Yum!
On our way back to the train station, we spotted ballet dancers overhead.
We followed the signs to the main stage of Utrecht Danse.
Zonnekoningen was getting set to perform.
The show featured raw tribal rhythms and great athleticism.
It was a fun way to end our visit to Utrecht...Actually, we had one more stop to make...no, it wasn't to sit at a canal side bar...
...we couldn't let a day pass without a cone of delicious frites covered in curry sauce!



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Sidewalk Safari: Utrecht - A Day of Eats, Drinks & Dance
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