Utrecht is not immediately the first province that you think of when you go on a city trip or just go on vacation or a day out. Yet that is not justified. Utrecht has a rich history and throughout the city you will also find the most beautiful parts of the old city, beautiful museums and beautiful nature reserves. Utrecht is the book as the 4th province of the Netherlands. The municipality of Utrecht is surrounded by municipalities such as De Bilt, Stichtse Vecht, Woerden IJsselstein, Nieuwegein, Houten, Zeist, and Bunnik.