Fodor's Expert Review Museum Catharijneconvent

Utrecht

Just a few blocks south of the Dom, this former convent houses a vast collection of sacred art and artifacts from religious history. There are magnificent altarpieces, ecclesiastical vestments, beautifully illustrated manuscripts, sculptures, and paintings—including works by Rembrandt and Frans Hals. Note the painting of a silver-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.

Quick Facts

Lange Nieuwestraat 38
Utrecht, Utrecht  3512 PH, Netherlands

030-231–3835

www.catharijneconvent.nl

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: €14, Closed Mon., Tues.–Fri. 10–5, weekends 11–5

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