Utrecht is situated in the Randstad, in a very central location where lots of roads, train tracks and waterways meet. In Utrecht you can find many gardens, courtyards and parks, which are perfect spots to relax. From the hidden courtyards and the romantic Oude Hortus to the cosy parks, such as the Wilhelminapark and Park Lepelenburg, where activities are organised year-round. This leafy area is perfect for walks, sports and picnics. The city is also home to animal pastures, playgrounds, circus shows and festivals with either a cultural or culinary programme. Apart from this, Utrecht is known for its beautiful canals. The best way to enjoy these is to board a little tour boat, or go for a drink at one of the bars and cafes situated along them.