China Light Utrecht

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Opening hours

China Light Utrecht will be open every day from November 21 till the 4 Januari from 18:00 to 21:30 with the exception of December 31 2014, we will be closed that day.

Price list


Monday - Thursday

Adult - € 10,-
Children (4 to 17) - € 8,-
Family (2 adult, up to 3 children - 4 to 17) - € 36,-
Students (by showing student card) - €8,-
Group (20 persons or more) - € 8,- per person

Children 0 to 3 years: free admission

Friday - Sunday

Adult - € 12,-
Children (4 to 17) - € 10,-
Family (2 adult, up to 3 children - 4 to 17) - € 38,-
Students (by showing student card) - €10,-
Group (20 persons or more) - € 10,- per persoon

Children 0 to 3 years: free admission


Don’t want to wait in line for a ticket? Then buy an e-ticket for China Light Utrecht 2014 online now.

Adult - € 10,-
Children (4 till 17) - € 8,-
Family (2 adult, up to 3 children < 18) - € 36,-
Students (by showing student card)€8,-
Group (20 persons or more)- € 8,- per person

Children 0 to 3 years: free admission

China Pavilion

 After a walk through the gardens, relax with a drink and a snack in the China Pavilion!

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Visit Utrecht

Discover ALL Utrecht!

This winter, you can revel in China Light Utrecht – and discover so much more besides! Utrecht is a city that oozes character. It’s small, so you can explore the city’s medieval heart on foot. And large enough to keep you entertained for days with world-class festivals, modern architecture, trendy shops and compelling museums. Utrecht is a city rich in culture and history. Utrecht’s buzzing! The city is home to 70,000 students. And has a packed cultural agenda. And fantastic bars and outdoor terraces. Not to mention top quality restaurants. Hungry for more? Click here.

Winter Utrecht (8 November - 11 January)

Winter Utrecht is a dazzling array of the city’s winter festivities, large and small. From Utrecht’s typical Saint Martin celebration, to what’s known as the ‘New Year Dive’, the first Cultural Sunday of the New Year. With over 100 activities and events, this edition of Winter Utrecht is livelier than ever with something for everyone, young and old! This winter, visit Utrecht and treat your family or friends to some heart-warming winter cheer! For the full schedule, visit:

Location and route

China Light Utrecht is held in the Botanical Gardens at the Uithof, in Utrecht Science Park.

Botanical Gardens Utrecht
Budapestlaan 17
3584 CD Utrecht (Utrecht Science Park)

By public transport You can reach the Botanical Gardens by bus from Utrecht Central Station. Bus #12 (Mon-Fri until 21.30), bus # 28 (also on Sundays and public holidays) or bus # 128 (not on Sundays and public holidays)

Get off at the Padualaan and/or Botanical Gardens. Plan your own trip: routeplanner


There are a number of parking facilities near the Gardens that are free during weekends. The new Transferium that opened at the Uithof on 1 October 2013 offers all-day parking for just € 5.

Performances and guided tours


Chinese shows make your visit to China Light Utrecht complete.

On Fridays and Saturdays between 19.30 and 20.30, you can enjoy:

•   Face changing show

•   Chinese tea show

•   Chinese costume show

•   Guzheng show


Interested in a guided tour? Email us at: Xpress China,

Group packages

Surprise your staff or business associates with a Chinese fairy-tale

Are you planning a surprise for your staff this Christmas? Or looking for a fabulous location for your (Christmas) drinks or party? This winter, China Light Utrecht is the place to be – an enchanting world to celebrate the festive season.

And there are lots of options to choose from. Everything from a luxury fully-catered reception and a guided tour, to a combi-ticket that includes entrance and refreshments.

Luxury package

Treat your business associates to a fantastic journey in a world of illuminated fairy-tale characters and moving light objects, and discover the art of Chinese light festivals. You can book the package from 16.00 to 19.00. Included are:

  • Unlimited choice of draft beer, red, white and rosé wine
  • Soft drinks, mineral water, orange juice and apple juice
  • 2x rounds of Chinese appetizers
  • 2x rounds of chilled Chinese snacks
  • Finger food on table

The luxury package costs €33 per person (also includes entrance).

Extra: take a guided tour of the festival

Take a tour of the China Light Festival and let your guide tell you and your guests the secrets behind this amazing Chinese festival. Cost: €6 per person.

Interested in more information about the luxury package or a guided tour of the festival? Then email us at:



Why not give your business associates a special gift – a ticket to China Light Utrecht? Or add a ticket and complementary refreshment token to your staff’s Christmas package! Take your pick!  We’re offering you the China Light combi-ticket:

  • Entrance ticket
  • One or two complimentary refreshment tokens per ticket

These tickets are available to order for groups of 20 and more from: Ticketshop Groepsarrangement