Breukelen is a part of the municipality of Stichtse Vecht, and is known for its beautiful green surroundings, large houses and summer residences. Many of these villas and their gorgeous gardens were built in the 17th century by rich merchants. Examples include the summer residences Gunterstein, Vechtvliet and Boom en Bosch, which now serves as Breukelen’s town hall. Did you know that the borough of Brooklyn in New York was named after Breukelen? You can still find a Dutch city seal on the Brooklyn Bridge, dating from 1834. The powers of Breukelen reach all the way across the Atlantic. In the Dutch Breukelen, you can find plenty of fun activities, but you can also pay a visit to Utrecht, which is only 20 minutes away.