In the heart of the city.

Grand Hotel Karel V is located in the heart of Utrecht, at the foot of the Dom Tower. A brilliant location, and only a 5 minutes’ walk from the Central Station. In addition, the hotel has its own parking spaces which is unique in the old town centre.

Geertebolwerk 1
3511 XA Utrecht
+31 (0)30 2337555



Catharijnesingel is currently closed for asphalting work. The asphalting itself will take place this weekend. For this purpose the Bartholomeusbrug will also be closed. That is the bridge that gives access to our entrance. The closure is from:

Friday 15 July 19.00 hrs until Monday morning 06.00 hrs.

Guests can then only enter the grounds via our outgoing barrier. Or via the inner city, but a normal guest will not know how to find that. So it is important that we inform all our guests that the hotel can only be reached from the direction of Graadt van Roggenweg/ Amsterdamsestraatweg/Hoog Catharijne and that they should set their navigation to ‘Willemsplantsoen’, which is the road that leads to our exit barrier. The barrier will then remain open throughout the weekend, except for the nights of course.



Leave the station at the Centre/Hoog Catharijne exit and follow the signs towards Albert Heijn. Take the escalator to exit the station. Turn left, cross the road and immediately turn right at the traffic lights. After 150 meters you will see the hotel on your left. Taxis and buses are also available at the Jaarbeurs exit of the station.



The hotel is a 15-minute drive from the ring roads of Utrecht. Parking places are available for hotel guests at € 15 per 24 hours. Due to limited availability, we cannot guarantee a parking place.


We have a few parking spots available. However it depends on the reason why you are visiting the hotel if there is a parking spot available. We will clarify this for you:

  • When you are a guest at Restaurant Karel 5, parking is included;
  • When you are a guest of our hotel, parking is €15 per night unless you have booked a rate including parking;
  • When you are a guest of Bistro Karel 5 or an event, we kindly redirect you to the Springweg parking garage;
  • Unfortunately it is not possible to reserve a parking spot because this is always based on availability. When it is not possible to park at our property, we kindly redirect you to the Springweg parking garage.

This is possible, it is easiest to walk from Utrecht Central Station to the hotel, this is only +/- 5 min. by foot. The shortest route is via the exit ‘Centrumzijde’ on the side of the ‘Moreelsepark’. On the other side of the station, called ‘Jaarbeurszijde’, you will find the taxi stand.

A cab transfer is €69,- from Schiphol Airport to the hotel. The cab ride takes about 40 to 50 minutes. Through our reception it is possible to arrange a cab for you.

The entire building is wheelchair accessible.