The best museums in Utrecht in 2021

These are the top 10 best museums in Utrecht, the Netherlands, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2021. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

For a complete overview of museums in Utrecht, their exhibitions and discount cards & passes, see our overview page with all museums in Utrecht.

These are the best museums in Utrecht:

  1. Museum Speelklok1

    Museum Speelklok

    Step into the wonderful world of automatic playing instruments and be amazed by the cheerful music. Through listening and experiencing, you will learn about the stories of each instrument varying from the smallest music box to the biggest street organs. During the Musical Tour, you can hear the inst
  2. Het Spoorwegmuseum2

    Het Spoorwegmuseum

    The Railway Museum is housed in the ‘Maliebaanstation’ from 1874. The museum is a museum park where the story of almost 175 years of railways in the Netherlands is told. The museum collection includes steam and diesel locomotives, electric locomotives, carriages and trams. The museum is divided into
  3. Rietveld Schröder House3

    Rietveld Schröder House

    The Rietveld Schröder House is designed by Gerrit Rietveld in 1924. The house is completely designed according to the ideas of the De Stijl art movement and is since 2000 on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Visitors can see how pliable and multifunctional in particular the central "living room" is on
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  5. Botanische Tuinen Utrecht4

    Botanische Tuinen Utrecht

    The Botanische Tuinen Utrecht are built on and around Fort Hoofddijk from the 19th century and covers an area of seven hectares. There are six different gardens. The rock garden features various herb plants. The theme garden features plants to smell and feel. The animal garden is made for small anim
  6. Museum Catharijneconvent5

    Museum Catharijneconvent

    Museum Catharijneconvent is housed in a medieval monastery from the 15th century. It is dedicated to the past and present of Christianity in the Netherlands. The museum exhibits old and contemporary art, and various other objects that illustrate the story of Christianity. The permanent collection is
  7. Centraal Museum6

    Centraal Museum

    The Centraal Museum is housed in the Saint Agnes Convent from 1420. The diverse collection includes old, modern and applied art and objects related to the city's history, including historical costumes and antiquities. Important in the museum is the collection Van Baaren, with 19th and early 20th cen
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  9. Miffy Museum7

    Miffy Museum

    The Miffy Museum is part of the Centraal Museum in Utrecht. The museum is dedicated to Miffy, a creation of the Utrecht artist Dick Bruna. It is the museum where toddlers and preschoolers playfully explore the world of Miffy.
  10. BAK, Basis voor Actuele Kunst8

    BAK, Basis voor Actuele Kunst

    BAK is a platform dedicated to researching, producing, analyzing and exhibiting contemporary art. There are both exhibitions and presentations. BAK is an ‘extension’ of the artist's studio. It also publishes books and works together with, contemporary artists, writers, theorists and curators. Visito
  11. Nederlands Volksbuurtmuseum9

    Nederlands Volksbuurtmuseum

    The Nederlands Volksbuurtmuseum is a museum dedicated to ‘volksbuurten’, Dutch neighbourhoods for the working class. Visitors experience what it was like to live in poverty in such a neighbourhood around 1920. The museum focusses on the history of District C in Utrecht. The original interiors and lo
  12. Museum voor het kruideniersbedrijf10

    Museum voor het kruideniersbedrijf

    The Museum voor het kruideniersbedrijf is located in a 17th century building. The property has always been a commercial building. Nowadays it features a shop and an exhibition space. In the shop a wide range of nostalgic merchandise is on offer, including candy from the old days. In the exhibition s

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