The best museums in Utrecht in September 2023

These are the top 20 best museums in Utrecht, the Netherlands, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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  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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. University Museum Utrecht8

    University Museum Utrecht

    University Museum Utrecht exhibits collections of the University of Utrecht. The collection presents an overview of research done by the University of Utrecht and includes objects such as skeletons, mounted animals and a particle accelerator. The museum also features a cabinet of curiosities where s
  9. Nederlands Volksbuurtmuseum9

    Nederlands Volksbuurtmuseum

    From 1 September, the museum will be temporarily closed due to a large-scale renovation. The renovated museum will reopen at the end of December.
  10. Sonnenborgh Observatory10

    Sonnenborgh Observatory

    Sonnenborgh is a bastion and observatory in Utrecht. It is one of the four bastions Emperor Charles V had built that was used in Utrecht in 1552. In the casemates behind the three-meter thick walls are still cannon holes. There is also a 16th century latrine and a well. In addition, the museum has a
  11. Museum Hoge Woerd11

    Museum Hoge Woerd

    De Meern
    Travel through time, discover the Roman ship, explore the fort and dive into 3000 years of history in Museum Hoge Woerd.
  12. BAK, Basis voor Actuele Kunst12

    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
  13. Museum voor het kruideniersbedrijf13

    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
  14. Utrecht Archive14

    Utrecht Archive

  15. IMPAKT Centre for Mediaculture15

    IMPAKT Centre for Mediaculture

    A brief introduction to who we are: IMPAKT is a media arts organization based in Utrecht and founded in 1988. We present critical and creative views on contemporary media culture and arts, in an interdisciplinary context. Our aim is to identify urgent issues in our digital and transglobal culture, b
  16. Van Ravesteyn House16

    Van Ravesteyn House

    Enter the villa of the progressive and idiosyncratic architect Sybold van Ravesteyn. Van Ravesteyn designed the extraordinary villa in 1932, for himself and his family. It was the time of the Nieuwe Bouwen, in which mainly worked with tight, straight lines. Completely against this vision, Van Raves
  17. Museum van Zuilen17

    Museum van Zuilen

  18. Kruideniersmuseum Utrecht18

    Kruideniersmuseum Utrecht

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    In the middle of Dom Square is the entrance to DOMunder, an underground space where 2,000 years of the history of the Netherlands can be seen. Visitors can discover archaeological finds there with a special flashlight, from the time the Romans built the Castellum Trajectum around 45 AD.
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    Apple Museum Nederland


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