Utrecht is a city and the same municipality in the Netherlands and the capital of the same province of Utrecht. With approximately 335,000 inhabitants, Utrecht is the fourth city of the Netherlands to the population. The municipality of Utrecht coincides with the city and is divided into ten districts.
The city is located in the Randstad and is centrally located at a junction of roads, railways and waterways, making it a leading exhibition and conference venue and the fastest growing economic center - especially in the service sector - of both the Randstad and the Netherlands.
Utrecht was one of the first cities in the current Netherlands with city rights and has a long history and an important historical center. Characteristic of the city include the yards and the Cathedral of Utrecht (with the 112-meter-high Dom tower) to which the city is derived from the nickname Domstad. In 1808, the city was briefly the capital of the Kingdom of Holland, as the Netherlands was called at that time.
There are several markets and shopping centers and streets to be found. In addition, there are several cinemas, music buildings, cultural centers, theaters and poppodia in this city. There are also many museums in Utrecht such as the Aboriginal Art Museum, the Betje Boerhavemuseum, the Money Museum and the Railroad Museum. Utrecht is also famous for the many events and festivals including the Festival at the Werf, Springdance, Utrecht Uilfeest, Utrechtse Museumnacht and Summer Darkness. There are also Utrecht locations used for several Dutch feature films.