Maliebaan – bike path On September 15th, 1885, the first cycling road in the Netherlands was built here. In 1883, the Nederlansche Bond voor Vélocipčdisten was founded on Maliebaan 89. Cycling was a new and popular leisure activity, but it still encountered resistance here and there. The association aimed to remove prejudices against cycling. In […]
Foundation of Renswoude The wealthy Maria Duyst van Voorhout (1662 – 1754), Vrijvrouwe van Renswoude, left almost her entire fortune to three orphanages in Utrecht, Delft and The Hague. She determined that gifted orphan boys should be trained internally in artistic and technical subjects. The regents of the Utrecht Stadsambacht children’s home, now the Centraal […]
ANWB tourist association ANWB tourist association 1883-1933 Founded here July 1st In memory of the 100th anniversary of the Royal Dutch Tourist Association ANWB ANWB – 1 July 1983
Former Bakery (Voorm. Bakkerij) This building probably dates from the end of the 18th century. A bakery was located here until well into the 20th century. Until 1839 there was a passage to the former Roman Catholic church along this plot. In the 19th century it was renovated and the front and side facade were modernized. […]
The built of the Saint Willibrord Church in Utrecht was initiated in 1875, by design of the Dutch architect Alfred Tepe (1840-1920). The neo-gothic church is also a creation of the Saint Bernulphus guild, an association founded in 1869 consisting of priests and artists.The woodcarving has been made in the studio of Friedrich Wilhelm Mengelberg […]
Roman period and early Middle Ages In 47 AD. the Romans founded a border fortress of wood and earth on the Rhine: ‘Trajectum’. Civilians lived east and west to the border, and they provided the soldiers from the fortress with what they needed. In about 200 AD. the fort was built in stone. Sixty years […]
This is the sidewall dating from around 1540 of a medieval home owned by the prebendary (choir master) of the former Oudmunster church, or St Salvator church (circumference in the paving of the Domplein). It is a fine example of early renaissance architecture with sculptures and cramp-irons. The masonry originally was painted red with white […]
The in 1602 constructed renaissance gate gave access to the workhouse founded by Evert van de Poll ‘for the ones who prefer to earn their living through labour than with empty begging’. The workhouse was abolished in the 18th century and rented out for various purposes.
The monastery, which was founded in 1420, got around 1515 a new double chapel along the street. In 1674 it became a children’s home for city crafmanship, after which it became a barracks in 1830. During the renovations for the Central Museum in 1919, the chapel and main wing remained in existence, built on a […]
The construction of the late gothic cross basilica, part of the Carmelite Monastery, started in 1470. The nave of the church was completed in 1551. The church became a cathedral in 1853. From 1895 to 1900, the church was expanded on the west side by design of A. Tepe.