Museum Tour in Utrecht, Part I, Utrecht

Utrecht, the fourth largest city in the Netherlands, attracts many tourists. It contains many large and small museums, the majority of them located in the eastern part of the municipality, called the Museum Quarter. Take the following tour to acquire plenty of unique and unforgettable memories.
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Museum Tour in Utrecht, Part I Map

Guide Name: Museum Tour in Utrecht, Part I
Guide Location: Netherlands » Utrecht (See other walking tours in Utrecht)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
Author: NatalyD
Stichting Aartsbisschoppelijk

1) Stichting Aartsbisschoppelijk

Stichting Aartsbisschoppelijk was built by G. van Heukelum in 1853, after the second Vatican Council. Many believers at the time did not care much about artifacts. He was one who cared and collected them so that others would be able to enjoy these religious pictures, sculptures, liturgical vestments and other objects. Part of the collection is also kept in the Het Catharijneconvent Museum.
Stichting Aorta

2) Stichting Aorta

Stichting Aorta, a beautiful architectural museum in the center of Utrecht, attracts a considerable number of tourists daily. Opened in 1996, it is dedicated to the development of the urban environment and its architecture. Guests can enjoy the museum’s exclusive presentations and also take part in various discussions which contribute to the improvement of the city.
Voor het Kruideniersbedrijf Museum

3) Voor het Kruideniersbedrijf Museum (must see)

The Voor het Kruideniersbedrijf Museum, also known as the Grocery Museum, is located in the heart of Utrecht. Though it resembles a small shop, it houses a great variety of original tins and grocery packaging. Downstairs you’ll be met by lovely ladies dressed in traditional clothing selling sweets and tea in decorative cups. Visitors are given the advice to add sugar cubes, hot milk and licorice flavoring as it is a Dutch tradition.
Volksbuurtmuseum Wijk C Stichting

4) Volksbuurtmuseum Wijk C Stichting

In the shadow of St. James the Great Church the neighborhood museum welcomes visitors to discover the history of Wijk C. It contains artifacts over a thousand years old, including paintings, tools and other objects. By way of multimedia presentations, guests can witness the development of the Wijk C neighborhood, which was once the city’s leisure center. After a period of decline and deterioration, a protest was held which led to its renovation.

5) Waterleidingmuseum (must see)

Waterleidingmuseum, a water museum built in 1896, has a 14 meter diameter tank with a capacity of 1500 meters cubed designed by L.C. Dumont. This monumental water tower stands in the center of Utrecht. From a height of 40 meters guests can get a fascinating view of the city. This beautiful museum is dedicated to the history and the future of the water supply in the Netherlands.
Museum Maluku

6) Museum Maluku

Museum Maluku, also known by the abbreviation MuMa, is a museum dedicated to the Moluccas and the Moluccan community living in the Netherlands. The original mission of the museum was to preserve and promote Moluccan cultural heritage in the Netherlands. However, the mission of the museum has now expanded to include exhibitions on Moluccans throughout the world, including Indonesia.

The Museum Maluku, or Moluks Historisch Museum (Moluccan Historical Museum), as it was first called, was opened to the public in Utrecht in November 1990.

In addition to the permanent collection, the Museum Maluku houses temporary exhibitions and an auditorium which can seat eighty people. The museum also includes an educational research center and a small cafe featuring Moluccan cuisine.

Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 11 am – 5 pm; Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

"(The above description is based on Wikipedia under Creative Common License)"
Sight description based on wikipedia
Stichting Piet Pijn

7) Stichting Piet Pijn

The Piet Pijn Foundation bears the name of the famous painter born in 1926. His indisputable gift is eternally evident in his exclusive paintings, drawings and sculptures preserved to this day in the Piet Pijn Museum. The foundation is run by volunteers in order to preserve the artist’s legacy for future generations. A majority of his works are either nude images of his wife, Mia Pijn, or of an underwater world.

Walking Tours in Utrecht, Netherlands

Create Your Own Walk in Utrecht

Create Your Own Walk in Utrecht

Creating your own self-guided walk in Utrecht is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Museum Tour in Utrecht, Part II

Museum Tour in Utrecht, Part II

Utrecht is one of the top touristic destinations in Netherlands. Thousands of tourists visit it every year. The city is famous for its lovely Museums. Most of them can be found in Museum Quarter. This tour will lead you to some of the best known museums in Utrecht.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km
Nightlife Entertainment Tour in Utrecht

Nightlife Entertainment Tour in Utrecht

When it comes to great nightlife entertainment, Utrecht has a lot to offer. Downtown, namely the Oudegracht area, is where most of the city’s nightlife is located, including such places as 't Oude Pothuys, Tivoli, Café België and much more. Take the following tour to discover Utrecht’s hottest nightspots.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 km
Religious Buildings Tour in Utrecht

Religious Buildings Tour in Utrecht

Utrecht’s religious buildings will amaze you with their beauty, design and fascinating history. Some of them, such as Jacobikerk or Sint-Gertrudiskathedraal, are of interest for their role in the Dutch Reformation, which influenced the city’s spiritual life in many ways. Take the following tour to discover the best holy buildings Utrecht has to offer.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Architecture Tour in Utrecht

Architecture Tour in Utrecht

Among Dutch cities Utrecht has one of the richest collections of medieval buildings. A blend of Baroque and Gothic styles, Utrecht’s architectural styles have been dictated by the Reformation and the Dutch wars. Take the following tour to discover the city’s best architecture.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Utrecht, one of the largest cities in the Netherlands, is a tourist-friendly destination renowned for its numerous cultural and historic treasures. On this orientation walk you will climb 465 steps to the top of the Dom Tower, visit the best music museum in the Netherlands, as well as the legendary Oudegracht ("old canal") and other remarkable sites fit to make anyone's visit to Utrecht unforgettable.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Utrecht for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Utrecht has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Utrecht, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.