People at an outdoor restaurant on the wharf along Oudegracht - Stock image
Bar - Drink Establishment, Europe, Famous Place, Local Landmark, Netherlands
Utrecht, the Netherlands - April 16, 2011: People enjoying food and drinks at an outdoor restaurant on the wharf along the canal Oudegracht, in the city center of Utrecht. Restaurants on wharf level extend their services to the wharf itself during good weather conditions in spring and summer. The Oudegracht runs through the city center and was built in the Middle Ages. It connects the river Vecht in the north and the river Kromme Rijn in the south. A unique aspect of the Oudegracht is that the wharfs are below street level.At street level is a McDonalds restaurant. Bicycles are parked against the railing, several pedestrians are passing by.