Utrecht City on the Oude Rijn River, central Netherlands. Utrecht is the fourth-largest city in the Netherlands. It has been a trading centre since medieval times. It was the scene of the Peace of Utrecht (1713). The old city includes the 14th-century St Martin's Cathedral. Utrecht is a major cultural, financial and rail centre. Industries: steel, machinery, textiles, electrical equipment. Pop. (2001) 256,202.
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