foundation of Renswoude

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 […]

Former bakery

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. […]

Agnites’ Monastery

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 […]

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