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The Randstad Sights

Museum Catharijneconvent (Convent of St. Catherine Museum)

  • Lange Nieuwestraat 38 Map It
  • Utrecht
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 10/16/2012

Fodor's Review

Just a few blocks south of the Dom, this former convent houses a vast collection of religious history and sacred art. There are magnificent altarpieces, ecclesiastical vestments, beautifully illustrated manuscripts, sculptures, and paintings—including works by Rembrandt and Frans Hals. Note the painting of a silvery-bearded God, by Pieter de Grebber (1640), holding what appears to be a crystal ball, inviting Jesus to sit at his right hand, in a cherub-bedecked chair.

Temporary exhibitions here are first-rate. Cross the first-story walkway to get a great view of the cloister gardens.

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Sight Information

Address:

Lange Nieuwestraat 38, Utrecht, 3512 PH, Netherlands

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Phone:

030-231–3835

Sight Details:

  • €12
  • Tues.–Fri. 10–5, weekends 11–5

Updated 10/16/2012

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