Travel Here, Not There: Less Crowded Alternatives to Popular Travel Destinations

13. Utrecht – Netherlands

A beautiful view of Utrecht. Netherlands

Much more relaxed than Amsterdam, Utrecht is still the fourth largest city in the Netherlands and has much of the same architecture and canals that make its cousin so popular.

The allure of Utrecht doesn’t stop in the city though, with several castles in the surrounding countryside, it’s easy to fall in love with the entire region.