As everyone knows, the city center of Utrecht has a number of beautiful places / sights such as the Oudegracht and the Neude.
But what many people don't know is that behind all those beautiful buildings in the city center there are sometimes large gardens. On the website kadastralkaart.com of the Utrecht web cartography company Geogap you can see exactly where these hidden gems are.
One of the most famous and publicly accessible inner gardens is the inner garden next to the Domkerk. This garden was formerly used as a herb garden by the monks of the Dom. It almost looks like you've landed on a Harry Potter movie set here!
At the foot of the Dom Tower is Flora's court, one of the most beautiful places in the city center of Utrecht. The palace of the bishop of Utrecht used to stand here, but from the demolition in 1803 there was a plantation here. After a period of decline between 1930 and 2008, a number of volunteers turned this into a beautiful courtyard.
This large courtyard is located near the Oudegracht. Originally, just like the courtyard at the Domkerk, this was a monastery garden. The monastery was founded in 1412 by Abraham Dole, a wealthy Utrecht merchant. In the meantime, there is not much left of the monastery, but fortunately the beautiful garden can still be visited.