Fourth-largest city in the Netherlands
With its 360 thousand inhabitants, Utrecht is one of the largest cities in the country. The capital, Amsterdam, is the largest city in the Netherlands, with roughly 873,000 inhabitants, followed by Rotterdam and The Hague. Utrecht follows in fourth place.
Rabobank and NS headquarters
Utrecht is home to a large number of internationally operating companies, of which Dutch bank Rabobank is just one. One of the leading banks in the country, Rabobank had nearly 450 branches nationwide in 2018. The Rabobank headquarters are in Utrecht though, as are the headquarters of the national railway organization (NS). Utrecht also has the largest railway station in the country, receiving an average of nearly 272.8 thousand passengers every working day.