Utrecht's best kept secret.

Karel V is a 14th-century monastery in central Utrecht and a perfect base to explore the beautiful old historic city center. Grand Hotel Karel V was once home to medieval knights, priests, and emperors. Today it is one of the city’s most surprising hideaways.


Utrecht is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in the Netherlands. Explore the medieval center and cruise through the canals. An absolute recommendation is climbing the Dom tower, a visit to the Centraal Museum, DOMunder and the Railway Museum. There is so much to discover.


Gilde Utrecht has a wide range of tours through the city. From the ‘Vogelenbuurt’ and ‘Lombok’ to the city centre and ‘Tuinwijk’, there is something special to tell about every neighborhood. There are specialized guides for every tour who would love to share the beautiful stories to get to know Utrecht even better. Are you curious for the possibilities? Please feel free to contact us.


From small boutiques in the Voorstraat to trendy must-haves in the Steenweg, Utrecht is a true shopping mecca, open 7 days a week. The hotel is surrounded by the finest concept stores, vintage shops, and special markets. Need a short break? The city also bursts with the best coffee bars and cafes. Experiencing bad weather? Head to one of the country’s largest covered shopping centres: Hoog Catherijne.


As Utrecht is the most centrally located city of The Netherlands, it is a great location for business meetings. The authentic city centre and the monastery complex of Karel V give your guests or conference participants that extra bit of inspiration. The centre of Utrecht is well-organized and therefore you will be on the motorways to all parts of the country in just a few minutes. The Jaarbeurs is just a 10 minutes’ walk from the hotel.