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Dutch Travel Week

Vakantiebeurs is part of the Dutch Travel Week. During the Dutch Travel Week, Utrecht will be ’the centre of the world’ for a week. Together with Utrecht Marketing and Utrecht entrepreneurs, many different activities, festivities and tours will be organised in Utrecht during the week of Vakantiebeurs.

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Explore Utrecht

Ontdek-Utrecht.nl is the place to prepare your visit to Utrecht and broaden your knowledge about Utrecht. Here you will find the best cafés, hotels and activities to do in and around Utrecht. You can also read stories about inspiring Utrechters and use the agenda to see what events or activities are on each day. From walking tours to shopping in Hoog Catharijne and from climbing the Dom tower to visiting a museum, you’ll find it all on ontdek-Utrecht.nl!

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Don’t forget to stay up to date with the latest Utrecht news via social media via Instagram (@ontdek.utrecht and @discover.utrecht) and Facebook (Ontdek Utrecht).

Events during Dutch Travel Week

ANVR Nieuwjaarsreceptie 2024
 January 8th 2024

ANVR New Year’s Reception

The ANVR New Year’s Reception is linked to Dutch Travel Week and will take place on Monday, January 8. The ANVR invites all members and industry partners to raise a glass to the new year together.

 January 10th 2024

Travel Trade Day

Travel Trade Day is the b2b networking event in the travel industry. This event focuses on knowledge sharing, inspiration and meeting each other live. Visit the various theatres where high-quality sessions are given on the latest travel trends, among other things.

January 11, 2024

Travel Talent Event

Are you an enthusiastic student with a passion for tourism? During inspiring sessions of 50 minutes, young professionals from various organizations, with different roles, will engage in conversations with you.

January 11 to 14, 2024


Vakantiebeurs is the biggest travel event in the Benelux and has been around since 1970. As a traveller, this is the place to be for everything to do with your upcoming trip. Get new holiday inspiration and get informed about your next trip.

January 9 to 10, 2024

Yelloh! Village Annual Gathering

Yelloh! Village is coming to the Netherlands. The European Premium camping franchise is hosting its annual camping meeting in Utrecht during the Dutch Travel Week.

Activities & experiences

Explore the city of Utrecht during Dutch Travel Week, discover new experiences, or engage in fun activities. The following partners of Dutch Travel Week are offering Vakantiebeurs visitors fantastic deals.

January 8 to 14, 2024

Winkel van Utrecht

In the Winkel van Utrecht (shop of Utrecht) on Domplein, our staff is ready to make your visit to Utrecht even more special.

Upon presentation of the map, you will receive a 10% discount on the purchase of a product in the Winkel van Utrecht or in the webshop using the discount code ALWAYSYOURUTRECHT10.

January 8 to 14, 2024

Domplein Highlights Tour

The fascinating story of 2000 years of Domplein in one tour. Discover the hidden stories of the Domkerk, delve into the excavation of DOMunder, wander through the remains of the imperial Palace Lofen, and climb the first 25 meters of the iconic Domtoren.

Buy tickets with a 10% discount on domtoren.nl using the discount code DTH10.

January 10 to 14, 2024

Rederij Schuttevaer

Beautiful cruise through the historic center of the Roman city of Utrecht, enjoy the present and past of the Domstad.

Visitors to Vakantiebeurs receive a 25% discount for up to 4 people.

World of dinos
January 13, 14, 20 and 21, 2024

World of Dinos

Life-sized dinosaurs take over the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht. Brave all challenges, gaze into the eyes of the most fearsome dinos, and experience thrilling adventures. But beware! Your visit is not without danger.

On January 13, 14, 20, and 21, World of Dinos is visitable with a 30% discount upon presentation of the Vakantiebeurs Kids passport!

I light Utrecht
5 to 28 January, 2024

I Light U

After the darkest month of the year, light returns to Utrecht! From January 5th to 28th, 2024, the third I Light U festival will take place in Utrecht. An exhibition featuring national and international light artists in and around the station area.

I Light U is free to visit. Opening hours: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Partner restaurants in Utrecht

Are you looking for a delightful restaurant to unwind after Vakantiebeurs? From January 11 to 14, various restaurants in Utrecht participate in the Dutch Travel Week. Show your Vakantiebeurs ticket for a special offer.

January 11 to 14, 2024

Lucas Koffie & Thee

Lucas is there for everyone who consciously chooses taste and attention to the product. Good coffee, pure tea, and delicious homemade dishes.

For Vakantiebeurs visitors, we offer a complimentary homemade lemon-coconut macaroon with coffee or tea. Our coconut macaroons are vegan and gluten-free.

January 11 to 14, 2024

Stads­bras­se­rie en Bar De Utrechter

City brasserie in the vibrant heart of Utrecht. Our beautiful, historic building is located right next to Central Station and directly opposite TivoliVredenburg. Visit us for a cup of coffee, lunch, dinner, or drinks.

Vakantiebeurs visitors receive a complimentary portion of vegan bitterballen with the purchase of 2 drinks.

January 11 to 14, 2024

Los Argentinos Utrecht

Argentinian grill restaurant Los Argentinos is located in the center of Utrecht in an authentic canal cellar along the Utrechtse Oudegracht.

For Vakantiebeurs visitors, we offer a portion of Argentine empanadas (valid only when ordering a minimum of 1 main course per person) (reservation is recommended).

January 11 to 14, 2024

Taste of India Utrecht

Restaurant Taste of India is located in an atmospheric canal cellar along the famous Oudegracht, in the heart of the city.

For Vakantiebeurs visitors, we offer a Mango Lassi or Chai (valid only when ordering a minimum of 1 main course per person) (reservation is recommended).

January 11 to 14, 2024

Restaurant Het Zuiden Fish&Wine

Dine indoors or outdoors on our heated terrace in one of the coziest streets of Utrecht; Mariastraat. Reservations are recommended.

Vakantiebeurs visitors are welcomed with a complimentary glass of house cava. Maximum 4 guests per table/reservation.

January 11 to 14, 2024

Florent le Bistro

An experience. Truly an evening out where you are pampered. The dishes are French-oriented with a nod to international cuisine.

Vakantiebeurs visitors are welcomed with a complimentary glass of house cava. Maximum 4 guests per table/reservation.

January 11 to 14, 2024

Tiger Mama

Tiger Mama is a modern Asian restaurant. We serve a weekly changing 10-course menu. And we have the best cocktails in Utrecht.

Visitors of Vakantiebeurs receive a free cocktail.

January 11 to 14, 2024

Lui Varken

During Vakantiebeurs, Lui Varken is dedicated to providing Vakantiebeurs visitors with the tastiest Livar Ham sandwich. You can find them and their food truck on the boulevard in front of Jaarbeurs.

Taste, smell and experience

Dutch Travel Week Festival

During Vakantiebeurs, hall 10 in Jaarbeurs, Utrecht will be transformed into the Dutch Travel Week Festival. In this hall, you will taste, experience and live the different cultures of the world. Various dance performances, music workshops, shows and lectures will take place on the big stage. You can taste the flavours of the world at the various food trucks. And, of course, you can take some goodies home to continue enjoying at home, which you do at the world market. The Dutch Travel Week Festival is open to all Vakantiebeurs visitors with a normal day ticket.

Practical information

Hotel options

Planning to stay overnight after your visit to Vakantiebeurs in Utrecht? You can!

Effortlessly and swiftly book your overnight stay in advance with our hotel booking partner, Time to Momo. Use the map to easily locate the most suitable hotels near Jaarbeurs!

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