Utrecht Canal Tunnel
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Utrecht Canal Tunnel

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One of the ways to access the bars and cafes along the canal edge in Utrecht is via this brightly coloured tunnel, back lit with simple LED lights for a very good result.

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od Marco den Herder, 190 meters away

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