14 Sights in Utrecht, Netherlands (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Utrecht, Netherlands. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 14 sights are available in Utrecht, Netherlands.

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1. Ulu Moskee

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The Ulu Mosque in Utrecht is located at the Mosque square; the first square or street in the Netherlands named after an Islamic religious building. Besides the Islamic prayer hall, the building also host a room for contemplation for people from any other denomination. The board of the mosque decided to create such a room, unique in the world, since the neighborhood surrounding the mosque has also a substantial Christian and Jewish population. There are some shops at ground floor level. The mosque is maintained by the Islamitische Stichting Nederland. Funding is however based on donations from the Turkish communities in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. The main prayer room is at the second floor, and has two large balconies for women. The glass brick minarets are lighted with light after sunset. The mosque was formally opened in October 2015.

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2. Domtoren

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The Dom Tower of Utrecht is the tallest church tower in the Netherlands, at 112.5 metres (368 feet) in height. It is considered the symbol of Utrecht. The tower was part of St. Martin's Cathedral, also known as the Dom Church, and was built between 1321 and 1382, to a design by John of Hainaut. The cathedral was never fully completed due to lack of money. Since the unfinished nave collapsed in 1674, the Dom tower has been a freestanding tower. The tower stands at the spot where the city of Utrecht originated almost 2,000 years ago.

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3. Joods Monument Utrecht

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The Jewish monument in Utrecht is a memorial for the Jewish victims of the Second World War from Utrecht. More than 1600 people were deported in 1942 and 1943, only four hundred of them returned. Until 2015, Utrecht was the only large city in the Netherlands without a Jewish monument, other than the statue of Anne Frank on the Janskerkhof and a memorial stone in the Jewish cemetery. The monument was unveiled on October 29, 2015 by Mayor Jan van Zanen.

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4. Botanische Tuin Fort Hoofddijk

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The main embankment of the Botanical Garden Fortress in International Law is the Botanical Garden of the School of International Law Science of the University. The garden is located on and around the main embankment of the fort and is the living plant collection of the university. The garden is located on the outskirts of the university complex and covers an area of 8 hectares. In mid-2007, the series included more than 6,000 species of plants.

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5. Museum Speelklok

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Museum Speelklok is a museum in The Netherlands in the city of Utrecht specializing in self-playing musical instruments. Since 1984, it has been housed in the centre of Utrecht in a former church called Buurkerk. Among the instruments on display are music boxes, musical clocks, pianolas, barrel organs and a turret clock with a carillon, most of which are still able to play for visitors. The word speelklok means musical clock.

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6. Houtzaagmolen De Ster

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Houtzaagmolen De Ster Original uploader was Hans de Kroon at nl.wikipedia / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Houtzaagmolen De Ster is the center of the Molenerf De Ster, the only completely preserved wood saw mill in the Netherlands. Molenerf De Ster consists of the windmill with sawmill, the miller's house, two servant houses and three wood-dry-sheds. The top of the mill reaches up to 20 meters. The blades are another 9 meters above. The star can be seen from far in the circumference.

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7. Holy Trinity Church

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Holly Trinity Church is an Anglican parish church located on the outskirts of Limburg Stirumplein, near Limburg Stirumstraat, dedicated to the Holy Trinity. On 9 November 1911, the Anglican bishop laid the foundations for Herbert Bury of Northern Europe. A year later, the first church service was held, and finally the church was dedicated on June 2, 1913.

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8. Buurkerk

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The Buurkerk is a former church in Utrecht (city), Netherlands on the Buurkerkhof. The building is the location of the Museum Speelklok, and the entrance is on the Steenweg. It is one of the medieval parish churches of Utrecht, along with the Jacobikerk, the Nicolaïkerk and the Geertekerk.

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9. Watertoren Utrecht Amsterdamsestraatweg

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The Amsterdamsestraatweg Water Tower is located in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The water tower was built at Amsterdamsestraatweg 380 in 1916, in the style of the Amsterdam School. It became derelict in 1986 and was repeatedly squatted before its redevelopment into apartments began in 2020.

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10. Nikkelen Nelis (Wim Sonneveld)

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Nikkelen Nelis (Wim Sonneveld) Eric Koch / Anefo / CC0

Willem "Wim" Sonneveld was a Dutch cabaret artist and singer. Together with Toon Hermans and Wim Kan, he is considered to be one of the 'Great Three' of Dutch cabaret. Sonneveld is generally viewed as a Dutch cultural icon for his work and legacy in theatre, musicals and music.

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11. Domkerk

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St. Martin's Cathedral, Utrecht, or Dom Church, is a Gothic church dedicated to Saint Martin of Tours, which was the cathedral of the Diocese of Utrecht during the Middle Ages. It is the country's only pre-Reformation cathedral, but has been a Protestant church since 1580.

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12. watertoren Utrecht Lauwerhof

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The water tower of the purple court in the center of Utrecht is a water tower built in the late 19th century. This is an imperial monument. For more than 25 years, the Water Supply Museum has been located in this water tower.

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13. Sint-Rafaëlkerk

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St. Joel's Church is the church building of the Roman Catholic Church in the Dutch city of Utrecht. The church is located in the corner of the light drift, along with the body drift, at the edge of the park, the water tower.

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14. Watertoren Utrecht (Heuveloord)

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The water tower between the Heuveloord and the Vaartsche Rijn on the Jutfaseweg in Tolsteeg was built between 1906 and 1907 and is 37 meters high. It was the third tower of the Utrecht Waterleiding Maatschappij.

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