Universiteit 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, 1579. The statue (1887) of the Count John of Nassau, brother of William the Silent, who presided over the Union of Utrecht, stands on the square in front of the university.

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Nearby tourist attractions

Universiteitmuseum
Universiteitmuseum
This museum contains the collections
90 minutes
Spoorwegmuseum
Spoorwegmuseum
This museum is in the old Maliebaan
120 minutes
Bruntenhof
Bruntenhof
This line of low houses is a part of a
Van Renswoude foundation
Van Renswoude foundation
This impressive Baroque façade belongs
15 minutes
Nieuwegracht
Nieuwegracht
Similar to the Oudegracht, this canal is
30 minutes
Museum het Catharijneconvent
Museum het Catharijneconvent
The late-Gothic former monastery of St
120 minutes
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Other ideas « Patrimony »

Bruntenhof
Bruntenhof
This line of low houses is a part of a
Van Renswoude foundation
Van Renswoude foundation
This impressive Baroque façade belongs
15 minutes
Nieuwegracht
Nieuwegracht
Similar to the Oudegracht, this canal is
30 minutes
See all

Other ideas « Art and Culture »

Universiteitmuseum
Universiteitmuseum
This museum contains the collections
90 minutes
Spoorwegmuseum
Spoorwegmuseum
This museum is in the old Maliebaan
120 minutes
Van Renswoude foundation
Van Renswoude foundation
This impressive Baroque façade belongs
15 minutes
See all