Mother Goose Hotel

We have been scouting all the best B&Bs, hotels and other overnight locations we can find. All of which, we feel, are great places to go for a weekend or a bit longer. The Mother Goose Hotel in Utrecht is one of these special locations, with beautifully styled rooms, a friendly atmosphere and a view of the Dom Tower.

Mother Goose Hotel in Utrecht

What makes the Mother Goose Hotel a great place to stay?

Mother Goose is a very special 23-room hotel on the Ganzenmarkt square in Utrecht. The rooms have been decorated in four different color themes – white, brown, grey and black – and each room is unique. They come in four classes: small, medium, large and en suite. The hotel has a warm atmosphere to it, without being too pristine. All the rooms have a painting of the Dom Tower on the wall, as well as beautiful little natural objects, like framed bird feathers, wooden tables and soft plaid blankets. The attic is furnished with a funky hanging chair. And there’s always the spectacular view of Utrecht’s Dom Tower.

What’s for breakfast?
Breakfast is served at Café Daen’s, a picturesque café just 50 meters away. It’s a great place, where they serve up tasty croissants, homemade muesli or scones for breakfast, and you can also buy clothes there too.

What’s the most fun thing nearby?
Taking a walk through the historical inner city is always a pleasure. For a real adventure, visit Dom Under. To explore this exhibition, you’re given a ‘smart’ flashlight that allows you to view the archeological finds, and you can also listen to the stories about the hidden history of 2,000 years of Dom square.

What’s a nice restaurant in the neighborhood?
Restaurant ‘De Rechtbank’ is situated in the former courthouse (rechtbank) of Utrecht. It is open all day long. You can also visit Stadscafé Broers ( and enjoy the wonderful local beers they serve there.

Good to know
If you are at the hotel for a longer stay, it’s fun – and allowed – to try out the different rooms.

Rooms start at €120 per night excl. breakfast.