In the 4th century, Martin was bishop of the city of Tours in France. He left a deep impression because of his care of the poor. From the very start, people followed his example. They made their way through Europe, as well in Utrecht. Ever since the 7th century, Martin of Tours is the patron […]
The Academiegebouw (academy building) was donated to the university by the city of Utrecht in 1896. It still serves as the university’s ceremonial centre, where major academic functions are held. The portraits in the medallions underneath the cornice represent the famous university professors from before 1896. The style of the building is neo-Renaissance, which contrast […]
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 […]
Molen Geesina Stellingmolen, Korenmolen, Bouwjaar 1843 De molen is in 1911 gekocht door Abraham Schuurman, jarenlang voorzitter van de Algemene Nederlandse Molenaarsbond. Tot 1999 is de molen in bezit geweest van de familie Schuurman en tot in de jaren tachtig van de vorige eeuw is de molen met vallen en opstaan bedrijfsmatig ingezet. De huidige […]
Wild bees need wild flowers for pollen and nectar. They add pollen to their eggs to feed young bees as soon as they hatch. Nectar on the other hand serves as fuel for flying back and forth. Eighty percent of our edible crops depend on pollination by bees and other insects. Pollination is needed to […]
Noorderpark Ruigenhoek withholds beautiful nature and recreation areas, where you can exercise, play and relax. No matter the distance traveled; be welcome in ‘the largest backyard of Utrecht’. Be surprised by everything the area has to offer, throughout the seasons. Meet the residents During your walk you have the chance to come face to face […]
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.