The 11 Unmissable Things To Do in Utrecht, Netherlands 2023
Rietveld Schröder House
Gerrit Rietveld, a member of the visionary group de Stijl, and a wealthy socialite named Truus Schroder-Schrader built this house on Prins Hendriklaan around 1924. The house has a lot of clever design features. For example, some of the walls can be moved to make more space. After Schroder-Schrader died in 1985, the house was taken over by the Central Museum in Utrecht. It is now a UNESCO Heritage Site and is protected from damage.
De Haar Castle
This amazing neo-gothic castle is on the northern edge of Utrecht. It was built by Pierre Cuypers, who also designed the Rijksmuseum and Amsterdam’s Central Station, two other Dutch masterpieces. The castle was made on top of a much older fortress from the Middle Ages, which is now open to the public.
The Dom Tower
Since the 14th century, the Dom Tower has stood in the middle of Utrecht. It is probably the most well-known building in the city. It was built to go with a nearby church called St. Martin’s Cathedral, but a terrible storm stopped construction and turned it into a freestanding bell tower.
DOMunder | © Romeinse Limes / flickr
The biggest venue in Utrecht has six different concert halls that were made for different types of music and playing styles. The building is a true work of art and stands tall over the Utrecht Central Station.
The Centraal Museum in Utrecht runs a number of smaller museums around the city, but its main location is on Agnietenstraat. The museum is known for its world-class collection of Northern Renaissance art, but it also keeps many other important works of art from the last 1000 years.
Het Utrechtse Archief
het Utrechts Archief not only stores thousands of documents, photos, and other items related to the city and province of Utrecht, but it also puts on temporary exhibits and other events related to local history on a regular basis.
In the late 1800s, the University of Utrecht set up the Sonnenborgh Observatory. The building is now open to the public, and people can use their powerful telescopes to look at the night sky. There are also a number of specialized exhibits at the observatory.
The main canal that runs through the middle of Utrecht’s city center is more than 800 years old, and it may have been built on an even older waterway. Along the canal, many underground warehouses have been built over the years. Some of these warehouses are now cafes, stores, and even homes.
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