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    Conservatory

    by mvtouring Written Jul 2, 2009

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    As we walked past the conservatory, we heard lovely music. Must have been some of the students practicing or maybe even doing their final exam. The lovely garden next to it was also something to enjoy by all

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    City Hall

    by mvtouring Written Jul 1, 2009

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    As you walk along the Oude gracht you will eventually get to Utrecht's CityHall which dates back to the 13th century and can only be viewed on a guided tour.
    This takes place on Monday and Wednesday from 14.00-15.00, costs Euro3 and a reservation is required.

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    Singing in the rain

    by mvtouring Written Jul 1, 2009

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    When it rains and you cannot do much, you can always walk down the road with your little umbrella and start singing ....... I'm singing in the rain ..... Yes people might look at you a little funny, but hell, they would love to do it too.

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    Dick Bruna Huis

    by WaRPer Written Oct 12, 2007

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    As a part of Centraal Museum Utrecht, Dick Bruna Huis is the home of the national's icon "Miffy." If you remember this cute little bunny...Utrecht is her birthplace. For those who fond of Miffy, you'll going to know a lot more about her here; Reading room with 100s of books translated into more than 20+ languages, interactive media, Miffy's house and some other past work of Dick Bruna's. Also a huge store devoted for Miffy at the museum's entrance. The tickets are 8 EUR each (which I think very high comparing to the its size) and can be purchased at Centraal Museum across the street.

    Dick Bruna Huis
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  • Kasteel Oudaen

    by Wallace&Murron Written Jun 16, 2007

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    Yeah, it's a restaurant and offers bieren en borrelhopjes; but I don't think it deserves to go into either category - although I have to admit it does do excellent food in the upstairs restaurant. Likewise it does excellent beers - Ouwe Daen en Jonge Daen; one is a great wittebier, the other a doable pilsner. But as I've put it in this category, it deserves it's dues most of all because it's a castle (in Utrecht Centrum).

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    Shipping museum & yard - Off the beaten path

    by jo104 Updated Oct 4, 2006

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    In Vreeswijk a new museum has opened which is also a working shipyard.
    As the information boards inside the museum are all in Dutch the museum staff were happy to take us around the museum and explain things in detail in English.

    Part of the museum tells the story of the village of Vreeswijk and you can see how young some of the labrourers were working in the yard. We saw in the dry dock an old boat which is to be converted into a houseboat.

    The museum rely on volunteers

    Opening times Sunday 1-5pm,
    15/3 - 15/11 Wed 1-4pm, Thurs 1-4pm
    1/6 - 31/8 Friday 1-4pm, Sat 1-5pm

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    Collectors Fair

    by pieter_jan_v Written Apr 8, 2006

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    The Collectors Fair at the Jaarbeurs complex just South of the Utrecht Central Train station is held twice per year.

    For collectors of curiosa, toys, coins, dolls, brick-a-brack, records & CD's and much, much more the two fair days will hardly be enough.

    I limit myself mostly to the records and I easily can fill a full day at the fair with just going through the vinyl.

    Record Collector Fair Utrecht Rinus the Winter; a record dealer I recommend Music to watch vinyl fanatics go by Great lamps Hats, hats, hats ...
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    The NEUDE

    by draguza Written Aug 12, 2005

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    The Neude, the festival square in Utrecht, is another attraction that draws many visitors.
    When there are no events taking place, the square has a wonderfully spacious feel to it and the open-air terraces of the cafés around its perimeter silently invite you to come and enjoy a cup of coffee.

    Neude Square
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    Old Ginkgo tree

    by egonwegh Updated Jan 16, 2004

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    In Utrecht's University botanical garden or Hortus botanicus. Here's a leaf from what is said to be Europe's oldest ginkgo tree .. though its reputation is being challenged by a tree in Geetbets (Belgium).

    http://www.xs4all.nl/~kwanten/europe.htm

    Ginkgo leaf

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    RIETVELD SCHRöDER HOUSE, INTERIOR, UPSTAIRS (1924)

    by eden_teuling Written Sep 13, 2003

    This House is considere "an important & unique icon of western architectural history" and a "masterpiece of human creative ability" by UNESCO, which placed the house on the world HERITAGE list in the year 2000.

    It is the only building to fully conform to the architectural principles of DE STIJL.

    The typical DE STIJL colours of red, blue and yellow combined with white grey and black are distinctive.

    Rietveld also used the same colour scheme in designing the interior and the furniture.

    The house was built in 1924 for Mrs. Truus Schröder - Schrader and the final result reflects her input!

    PRINS HENDRIKLAAN 50 UTRECHT

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    RIETVELD - RIETVELD - RIETVELD.......

    by eden_teuling Written Sep 13, 2003

    UTRECHT has become famous as the CITY OF RIETVELD.
    The ARCHITECT and DESIGNER Gerrit Thomas Rietveld (1888 - 1964) lived and worked in his Utrecht throughout his entire life as did many of his cliënts.

    In 1919 Rietveld's designs were first published in the "DE STIJL" journal.
    The artists and architects who participated in DE STIJL between 1917 and 1932 were united in a single ideal: working together on buildings and interiors in order to create a better living environment.

    They worked according to a number of basic tenets, such as using the primary colours RED, YELLOW AND BLUE and an abstract style plus modern design.

    Their ideal was the integration of life and art.
    Poet, painter and architect THEO VAN DOESBURG was the driving force behind the DE STIJL movement, to which Piet Mondriaan and J.J.P.Oud also contributed.

    RESERVATIONS have to made in advance!

    Visit: Rietveld Schröder House & Erasmuslaan 9
    You can't visit one of the houses: it is a tour of both houses!
    Guided tours of 1½ hrs..

    RIETVELD IN FRONT OF HIS WORKSHOP .....

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    THIS TIME NOT CLIMBING STAIRS BUT GOING DOWN....

    by eden_teuling Updated Sep 12, 2003

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    This time you don't have to start climbing stairs but to go down the stairs to the quays where the most terrific restaurants and outdoor caffees are, take care.......or your feet will be dangling in the water!!

    You will be able to enjoy food and drink there and come eye to eye with the tourists that have embarked on one of the boats to have a wonderfully relaxing and yet exciting trip through the canals.........it is not only A'dam and R'dam that have canals......come to my Middelburg and make a boattrip here through our Zeeuwse Waters.........we once were connected with the sea and had low tides and high tides in the city centre......

    There is so much more to THE NETHERLANDS than meets the eye when arriving or staying in AMSTERDAM.....

    Here in UTRECHT you have the most lovely terraces down on the quays........you will be able to touch the boats with tourists that floats along on its lovely trip....

    Btw: THE DOM TOWER is 112 mts. in height!

    DOWN AT THE DOCKS
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    The statue of Jan van Nassau

    by sim1 Updated Jun 24, 2003

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    The statue of Jan van Nassau, in front of the Domchurch....

    This page is under construction. Until now I've only uploaded the pictures, but I hope to add more info to this tip as soon as possible.

    The statue of Jan van Nassau

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    park, to spend time in summer and relax

    by suvaa003 Updated Jun 9, 2003

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    Ah this is the wilhelmina park, you can find it on all your maps, it is a great park to sit on the grass, and relaxe after walking around the town, there is a restaurant, but check you have your credit card with you, it is good but very expencive.
    The park is situated in a posh area of utrecht

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    Willibrord

    by ATLC Written Mar 7, 2003

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    Irish and English monks brought the Christian faith to The Netherlands (north of the river Rhine). Bonifatius did so until he was murdered in 754 AD in Dokkum (province Friesland) and Willibrord.
    His statue stands on the Janskerkhof in Utrecht.

    UTRECHT STATUE OF WILLIBRORD
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