4 Hours In: Utrecht
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Visit the Gothic Domkerk, the city's best-known cathedral, and climb the 465 steps for breathtaking views of the center below—if you can hack it.
Eat a homemade stroopwafel, a decadent novelty of wafers and caramel, at the bustling open-air Vredenburg market, where shoppers can find clothing, jewelry, artwork, electronics and more (open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday).
Shop at the train-station center Hoog Catharijne, and peruse dozens of Dutch designers such as Marcel Wanders, Piet Hein Eek and Tord Boontje at one-stop shops like De Bijenkorf.
Watch FC Utrecht, the beloved local football team, in action at their home stadium, Stadion Galgenwaard (fc-utrecht.nl).
Rent a kayak, canoe or water bike—a wobbly four-seat paddleboat for a ride along the Oudegracht. Don't mind the titters of those dining at the waterfront caf? as you paddle haphazardly on by.-Kristin L.