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


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Explore interesting sights in Utrecht, Netherlands. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 29 sights are available in Utrecht, Netherlands.

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1. 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.

Wikipedia: St. Martin's Cathedral, Utrecht (EN)

2. Janskerk

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The Janskerk is on the Janskerkhof in the Dutch city of Utrecht. She was founded shortly after 1040 by Bishop Bernold and dedicated to John the Baptist. She was one of the five chapter churches of the city in the Middle Ages. Twenty canons were connected to the chapter of Sint-Jan. The Proosdij was connected to this.

Wikipedia: Janskerk (Utrecht) (NL)

3. Domtoren

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The Dom Tower of Utrecht is the tallest church tower in the Netherlands, at 112.32 metres (368,5 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.

Wikipedia: Dom Tower of Utrecht (EN)

4. Kasteel Nijevelt

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Kasteel Nijevelt

Nijeveld is a former medieval castle, and from 1536 knight's court town, which was probably built in the 13th century. This castle was built in the polder Veldhuizen, about 1.5 km west of the Meernbrug. The town of De Meern, in the centre of which this bridge is now located, did not exist at that time. Nijeveld Castle was located on the relatively high ridge of a lost branch of the Rhine. Roman ships once sailed there, of which a intact example has been excavated in the immediate vicinity of Nijeveld. This ship can be seen in the museum of the reconstructed Roman castellum on the Hoge Woerd in De Meern. The few remnants of Nijeveld Castle are now located in the De Milan Visconti Park in the Meern neighbourhood of Veldhuizen. Since 1 January 2001, the place of residence De Meern, and therefore Veldhuizen, is part of the municipality of Utrecht.

Wikipedia: Nijeveld (NL)

5. Utrecht Archives Expo

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Utrecht Archives Expo Camera Obscura / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Utrecht Archives is a records department in the Dutch city of Utrecht. The Utrecht Archives manages the biggest and richest collection of documents about the history of the city and the province of Utrecht and its towns and people. With over 200 km of archives, images and 70.000 publications, the Archive is the major source of information for the history of Utrecht. The Utrecht Archives also disposes knowledge about legal supervision of archives in the field of analog as well as digital archive management. Besides, the national centre for ecclesiastical records is located in the Utrecht Archives together with the records of the Dutch Railways. The Utrecht Archives institution works closely together with other partners such as (local) governments, private individuals, partner institutions and other museums in Utrecht.

Wikipedia: Utrecht Archives (EN), Website

6. Pieterskerk

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St. Peter's Church is a Reformed and former Roman Catholic church in the city of Utrecht in the Netherlands, dedicated to Peter the Apostle. It is one of the city's oldest churches. Its construction began in 1039 and it was inaugurated on 1 May 1048 by Bernold, Bishop of Utrecht. The church was the eastern end of Utrecht's "Kerkenkruis", of which the Domkerk the centre is. Characteristic of the Romanesque style in which it is built are the church's large nave pillars, each hewn from one piece of red sandstone, and the crypt under the choir. The building is now used by the Walloon Church.

Wikipedia: St. Peter's Church, Utrecht (EN)

7. Heilig Hartkerk

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Heilig Hartkerk Alex G. van Riemsdijk / CC BY 4.0

The former Roman Catholic Sacred Heart Church in Utrecht East, in the Oudwijk neighborhood, was built in 1929 and designed by architect Jos Duynstee in the style of the Amsterdam School. The church was consecrated on May 23, 1929 by Mgr. van de Wetering. It is still a landmark in Utrecht East. In the interior there are beautiful vaults, masonry arches, brickwork with characteristic glazed bricks, lots of natural stone, stained glass, beautiful tile patterns on the floors and many ornaments, such as porcelain stations and holy water bowls.

Wikipedia: Heilig Hartkerk (Utrecht) (NL)

8. Marekerk

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Marekerk Ramon Vasconcellos / CC BY-SA 2.5

The Marekerk is a Protestant church building in De Meern and is one of the two church buildings of the Protestant Municipality of Vleuten-De Meern. The other building is the Oude Willibrord- or Torenpleinkerk in Vleuten. The Marekerk was built in 1912-1913 as a church of the Dutch Reformed Congregation De Meern and was designed in Art Nouveau style by the relatively unknown architect J. van Dillewijn; he also designed the reformed church in Ankeveen.

Wikipedia: Marekerk (De Meern) (NL)

9. Botanische Tuinen

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The Botanical garden Fort Hoofddijk in Utrecht is a botanical garden of the Botanical Gardens of the Faculty of beta sciences of Utrecht University. The garden is located on and around Fort Hoofddijk and houses the university's living plant collection. The garden is located on the edge of the Utrecht Science Park University complex and covers an area of 8 hectares. In mid-2007, the collection comprised more than six thousand plant species.

Wikipedia: Botanische Tuin Fort Hoofddijk (NL), Website

10. Stadsschouwburg Utrecht

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The Stadsschouwburg is the largest theater building in the Dutch city of Utrecht. Designed in 1937 by the well -known architect Willem Dudok. The building is on the Lucasbolwerk, on the edge of the Utrecht city center. The Stadsschouwburg was opened on 3 September 1941 and then housed the Esplanade restaurant. The building was recognized around 2009 as a national monument after nomination in 2007 on the top 100 Dutch monuments 1940-1958.

Wikipedia: Stadsschouwburg Utrecht (NL), Website

11. 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 400 of them returned. Until 2015, Utrecht was the only major city in the Netherlands without a Jewish monument, other than Anne Frank's image at the Janskerkhof and a memorial stone at the Jewish cemetery. The monument was unveiled on 29 October 2015 by Mayor Jan van Zanen.

Wikipedia: Joods monument (Utrecht) (NL), Website

12. Blijde Boodschapkerk

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The happy message church was a Roman Catholic parish church in the Overvecht district in the Dutch city of Utrecht. The church is dedicated to the happy message. In 2003, the church was withdrawn from worship after the merger to the Saint Rafaëlparochie for the whole of Overvecht. However, since 2005 the church has been taken into use again by Chinese Christians, whereby the name of the church was also preserved.

Wikipedia: Blijde Boodschapkerk (Utrecht) (NL)

13. Museum Speelklok

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Museum Speelklok is a museum in Utrecht, Netherlands, 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.

Wikipedia: Museum Speelklok (EN), Website

14. Swami Vivekananda

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Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda, born Narendranath Datta, was an Indian Hindu monk, philosopher, author, religious teacher, and the chief disciple of the Indian mystic Ramakrishna. He was a key figure in the introduction of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world, and the father of modern Indian nationalism who is credited with raising interfaith awareness and bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion.

Wikipedia: Swami Vivekananda (EN)

15. Holy Trinity Church

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The Holy Trinity Church is an Anglican parish church in the Utrecht district of Oudwijk on the Van Limburg Stirumplein near the Van Limburg Stirumstraat, dedicated to the Holy Trinity. The first stone was laid on November 9, 1911 by the Anglican bishop for Northern Europe Herbert Bury. A year later the first church service was held and eventually the church was inaugurated on 2 June 1913.

Wikipedia: Holy Trinity Church (Utrecht) (NL), Website

16. Houtzaagmolen De Ster

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

Sawmill de Ster is the center of the Molenerf de Ster, the only completely preserved sawmill yard in the Netherlands. Molenerf de Ster consists of the windmill with sawmill, the miller's house, two servants' houses and three wood-drying sheds. The top of the mill reaches up to 20 meters. The blades are another 9 meters above that. The Star can be seen from far around.

Wikipedia: Houtzaagmolen De Ster (NL)

17. Wilhelminapark

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Wilhelminapark is a city park in the Dutch city of Utrecht. It is one of the first parks in the Netherlands to be recognized as a national monument. The park is centrally located in Utrecht-Oost and east of Oudwijk. The surrounding neighborhood is called the Wilhelminaparkbuurt, while a street along the park is also called Wilhelminapark.

Wikipedia: Wilhelminapark (Utrecht) (NL)

18. Exbunker

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Exbunker Fotodienst GAU (fotograaf)/ Het Utrechts Archief / CC BY-SA 4.0

The bunker in the Wilhelminapark was built in 1943 as a bomb-proof German personnel bunker in the Wilhelminapark in Utrecht. After 1945, the bunker was mainly an obstacle. Due to its cultural-historical value, it has been a municipal monument since 2001 and has been used as an exhibition space by visual artists since 2014.

Wikipedia: Bunker Wilhelminapark (NL), Website

19. Werk aan de Hoofddijk

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Fort Hoofddijk was built in 1877 – 1879 east of Utrecht as part of the New Dutch Waterline. As a result of advances in artillery and explosives, the circle of forts that had been built around Utrecht in the 1920s had become obsolete, and in the 1970s a new forward circle of forts was built around the city.

Wikipedia: Fort Hoofddijk (NL)

20. Buurkerk

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The Buurkerk is a former church building 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.

Wikipedia: Buurkerk (EN)

21. 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.

Wikipedia: Amsterdamsestraatweg Water Tower (EN)

22. Anne Frank

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The statue of Anne Frank in the Janskerkhof in Utrecht is a statue of the German-Jewish girl Anne Frank who died during the Holocaust at the age of fifteen. Through her diary, Anne Frank has become the symbol of the victims of the Holocaust worldwide.

Wikipedia: Beeld van Anne Frank (Utrecht) (NL)

23. Sint-Rafaëlkerk

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The Sint-Rafaëlkerk is a church building of the Roman Catholic Church in the Overvecht district in the Dutch city of Utrecht. The church stands on the corner of the Lichtenberchdreef with the Neckardreef and on the edge of the park De Watertoren.

Wikipedia: Sint-Rafaëlkerk (Utrecht) (NL)

24. TivoliVredenburg

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The TivoliVredenburg is a contemporary music complex located in Utrecht, Netherlands. The venue consists of five halls designed acoustically for a specific music genre. Along with its hall, the venue also features an "amateur stage" and a cafe.

Wikipedia: TivoliVredenburg (EN), Website

25. Feest der muzen

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Feest der muzen

Feast of the Muses is a fountain in the Dutch city of Utrecht. It was made by the artist Joop Hekman and was unveiled on 2 October 1959 by the then mayor of Utrecht, De Ranitz, in the park in front of the Stadsschouwburg on the Lucasbolwerk.

Wikipedia: Feest der muzen (NL), Website

26. watertoren Utrecht Lauwerhof

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The water tower at the Lauwerhof in the city center of Utrecht is a water tower that dates back to the end of the 19th century. It is a national monument. For more than 25 years, the Water Supply Museum was housed in this water tower.

Wikipedia: Watertoren (Utrecht Lauwerhof) (NL)

27. Bullet

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Ram Katzir is a Dutch/Israeli graphic artist and sculptor. In 1995 he graduated from the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, and worked for some time at the Cooper Union in New York. He works alternately in Amsterdam and Beijing.

Wikipedia: Ram Katzir (NL)

28. Theater Kikker

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Theater Kikker is a theater on the Ganzenmarkt in the city center of Utrecht. The theatre has two halls in which a mixture of contemporary theatre and modern dance is performed. Kikker works a lot with volunteers.

Wikipedia: Theater Kikker (NL), Website

29. 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 Water Supply Company.

Wikipedia: Watertoren (Utrecht Heuveloord) (NL)


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