|Utrecht is a municipality and the capital city of the Dutch province of Utrecht. It is the fourth largest city of the Netherlands. The total Utrecht agglomeration counts some 494,000 inhabitants.|
Utrecht is host to Utrecht University, the largest university of the Netherlands, as well as several other institutes for higher education. Due to its central position within the country it is an important transportation hub (rail and road) in the Netherlands and it has the second highest number of cultural events in the Netherlands, after Amsterdam.