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Museum Catharijneconvent (Convent of St. Catherine Museum)

Museum Catharijneconvent (Convent of St. Catherine Museum) 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.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Lange Nieuwestraat 38, Utrecht, 3512 PH | Map It
  • Phone: 030/231–3835
  • Cost: €12
  • Hours: Tues.–Fri. 10–5, weekends 11–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Utrecht
Updated: 10-16-2012

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