There are three airports in The Netherlands; Schiphol, Eindhoven and Rotterdam. We recommend you either fly to Schiphol or Eindhoven seeing as there is no train station at Rotterdam Airport. From Schiphol and Eindhoven you can take a train to Utrecht Centraal. The train from Schiphol will take you a little over 30 minutes and the train from Eindhoven about 50. At 9292.nl or ns.nl you can figure out which train to take.
Once you get to Utrecht Central Station you can either walk to the city center or take a bus. Bus tickets are available for purchase on the bus. Tickets to Utrecht University (bus stop Janskerkhof) are €1,12 but it’s just as easy to walk there from the Central Station, this will take you about 10 minutes. If you ever need to check public transport times, prices etcetera or plan a journey you can check out 9292.nl or download the 9292 app. If you need to get to the University College Utrecht you can take bus 12 from Utrecht Central Station to bus stop De Kromme Rijn and then walk for 8 minutes. This bus ticket will cost you €1,52.
Boon’s Supermarket, located at Ganzenmarkt 2-6, has quite a few lactose free and/or gluten free products. Besides that, Albert Heijn and Plus Market are good and cheap supermarkets. If you’re looking to go out for breakfast, lunch or dinner there are quite a few nice places in Utrecht. SLA is a healthy salad bar with plenty of vegetarian/vegan options and Gys and Mr. Smakers have some vegetarian/vegan options as well.
If you want to experience Utrecht the way locals do hiring a bike is always an option. If you’re looking for a bike rental place near you, check out https://www.visit-utrecht.com/explore-utrecht/cycling/bicycle-hire-companies. Cycling in Utrecht is relatively easy as the city is very bike friendly. We have safe bike lanes and there aren’t a lot of cars in the city center.