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  • 1 Vredenburg

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Vredenburg NL - 3512 Utrecht

    Life in Utrecht is concentrated mainly on this square which links the old town and the new districts. It was here that the old fortress of Charles V used to stand. A music centre (Muziekcentrum) has been here since 1978, an original design by Herzber..

  • 2 View

    Nature and gardens

    NL - 3512 Utrecht

    From the bridge over the Oudegracht, there is an attractive view over the canal. On the left, you can see the open dome of the church of St Augustine ( Augustinuskerk) which was built in 1839 in the neoclassical style.

  • 3 Stadhuis

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    NL - 3512 Utrecht

    The neoclassic façade of the town hall (1826) hides some medieval remains. There is an attractiveview over Oudegracht and the tower known as Domtoren.

  • 4 Vismarkt

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    NL - 3512 Utrecht

    Vismarkt is the old fish market whose origins go back to the 12C and which still took place up to the 2nd half of the 20C. To keep the fish fresh, it was placed in large baskets which were immersed in the canal.

  • 5 Universiteit Utrecht

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    NL - 3512 Utrecht

    Built at the end of the 19C in the neo-Renaissance style, the university encompasses the old capitulary room of the cathedral (kapittelzaal, 1409) and a large modern amphitheatre ( Aula). It was here that the Union of Utrecht was signed on January 15..

  • 6 Pausdam

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Pausdam NL - 3512 Utrecht

    Located at the junction of two canals, Pausdam is a pretty and tranquil square. The Paushuize, an attractive house intended for the Pope (paus) Adrian VI stands there but it was not finished before his death in 1523. A statue of Christ has been place..

  • 7 Pieterskerk

    Religious buildings

    NL - 3512 JR Utrecht

    This attractive Romanesque church (1048) was affected by the Walloon Protestant worshippers in 1656. Janskerk and this one are the only remains of four churches which once formed a cross around the cathedral and formed the Cross of Bernold (a Bishop ..

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