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Court Hotel

Court Hotel

Utrecht, The Netherlands

Dating back to 1064, the Court Hotel combines a long and interesting history with personable staff and a convenient location for exploring Utrecht. The building was originally an abbey before becoming a courthouse, and you can still see remnants of its days as a cloister, like a stone relief outside the front door.

The hotel’s courthouse past is also evident through decor choices, including walls lined with black-and-white images of the courtrooms during cases and portraits of the people who worked there. These historic details are mixed with more modern geometric decor.

The 27 rooms also feel stylish and contemporary with clean lines, dark furnishings and muted blue and mustard tones throughout.

The intimate hotel is owned by locals who go out of their way to show off their city and make your stay special through their warm service.


We like this hotel for its chic decor and personable staff, plus the rich heritage of the building that shines through in the architecture and artwork.


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The Court Hotel has 27 rooms, divided between Court Room and Court Room Deluxe. The rooms are all spacious and similar in size, with the only difference being that the Deluxe rooms are at the back of the building so they’re a bit quieter and have a French balcony.

The rooms have a chic and modern feel to them, with dark wood floors and furnishings, muted teal-blue walls and mustard-toned bedframes and chairs. There are no interconnecting rooms, but adding a single bed is possible upon request in any room. 

All rooms have en suite bathrooms, air conditioning and Wi-Fi.


The Court Hotel sits between the old and new canals of the city, and within walking distance of all Utrecht’s attractions, restaurants and shopping streets.

The Domtoren is a two-minute walk away, and you can reach Saint Martin’s Cathedral in four minutes. The main shopping district is an eight-minute walk, the boat departure point a nine-minute walk, and it's a ten-minute walk to Utrecht Centraal Station.

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast is served daily in De Rechtbank restaurant 6:30-10am on weekdays and 7:30-11am on weekends.
  • De Rechtbank serves lunch and dinner with a menu that offers European dishes with Asian touches. During warmer months, you can eat on the terrace on the square outside.
  • The restaurant also serves afternoon tea, and has a bar offering a wide selection of drinks and light bites.


Cribs are available upon request in the Deluxe rooms.

Facilities and activities

  • Bike rental.
  • Partnership with nearby business for gym and sauna facilities.


We don’t recommend this hotel for those with mobility issues.

Tour ideas in Utrecht

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Court Hotel as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

Location & places nearby

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    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

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      The grounds of the Kröller-Müller Museum

      Amersfoort Kröller-Müller Museum

      Amersfoort Kröller-Müller Museum

      You’ll spend the day wandering the cobblestone streets of Amersfoort, then visit the museum containing the world’s second-largest Van Gogh collection on this day trip. See the Netherlands’ tallest church tower, visit a 17th-century pub and walk in a sculpture garden within a diverse national parkland.

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    • City walking tour & canal cruise
      Oudegracht canal, Utrecht

      City walking tour & canal cruise

      City walking tour & canal cruise

      Explore the cobblestone streets of Utrecht’s old town as you get to know the city with a local guide. You’ll then get to cruise the city’s postcard-worthy canals on a glass boat for a different perspective.

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