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The Randstad Sights

Universiteits Museum

  • Lange Nieuwestraat 106 Map It
  • Utrecht

Updated 10/16/2012

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The University Museum deals with both the history of Utrecht University and the fields of science. The first thing to grab your attention is the building itself: architects visit specially to look at Koen van Velsen's square building and his garden "boxes." A glassed-in corridor runs the length of the building, giving an immense feeling of space. One collection, bought by William I and donated to the museum, verges on the ghoulish: skulls, anatomical models, and preserved

"things" in jars; medical ethics would prevent these exhibits from being preserved now, most notably the embryos, which only increases their fascination for youngsters. In the third-floor Youth Lab, kids can have a field day: they put on mini–lab coats to do experiments and play with optical illusions (with assistants patrolling the floor to provide guidance and assistance on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons). A former orangery is now a garden-fronted café.

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Sight Information

Address:

Lange Nieuwestraat 106, Utrecht, 3512 PN, Netherlands

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Phone:

030-253–8008

Website: www.museum.uu.nl

Sight Details:

  • €7
  • Daily 11–5

Updated 10/16/2012

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