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In Utrecht there is the oldest religious building in the Netherlands; the first mention of the Cathedral (Domkerk) dates back to the 7th century. The ancient religious building was severely damaged by fire in the mid13th century; hundred years later it became the place to build a new cathedral, which is now called Domkerk. The Cathedral owns its name because of the unusual architectural form; it resembles a tall tower with a scenic facade. The cathedral is 112 meters height; everyone can climb to the special viewpoint and appreciate the panorama of the city.
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The lovely cathedral is not the only unique attraction in Utrecht. In the immediate vicinity of the city there are most extensive fortifications of Holland, Kasteel de Haar. Surrounded by a deep moat, the castle has well preserved after a century. There are incredibly beautiful parks and gardens next to it. Vacationers could admire the interior of the castle and find out the amazing story of an ancient fortress during regular guided tours.
Sight of the later period is Rietveld Schroder House. The house named after architect was built in 1924; it is considered one of the most interesting landmarks of Utrecht. The excursion around house includes viewing informative film about the great architect; visitors can also appreciate the unusual interior of the building.
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There are lots of interesting museums and cultural centers in Utrecht, a visit there will diversify the program of vacations. An interesting collection of exhibits is represented in the Museum Het Catharijneconvent dedicated to Christian culture. It is situated in the beautiful monastery of the 15th century. There are priceless articles of gold, silver statues of saints, paintings and manuscripts among its exhibits.
In the former Augustinian monastery the Centraal Museum is situated. Among its exhibits there are works of art and costumes, as well as other things that introduce the culture of local people. Families with children will be interested in visiting the House of Dick Bruna (Dick Bruna Huis); he was the famous Dutch artist and illustrator. In 1955, he painted Miffy rabbit; today, this fabulous character is familiar to children from different countries. The museum's exhibits list is very extensive and includes a rich collection of sketches, posters, books, covers decorated with works by the artist.
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Cityguide on OrangeSmile.com - fascinating sightseeing in Utrecht, Netherlands. The spots and sights 'must visit' and 'must see' once you are in Utrecht: temples, museums, architectural and historical monuments. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the popular places of Utrecht.