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Tag Archives: History

Grand Hotel Karel V’s hidden history sees light

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Together with the Utrecht Archives, Grand Hotel Karel V is exposing the secrets of the city. Many secrets are still hidden behind the high white walls of the imposing Grand Hotel Karel V. Much has been written about this over the years, but there is still a lot of mystery surrounding the former residents of the hotel and restaurant. Easter …

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Mini Tour: The story of Trijn van Leemput

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Welcome to the Mini Tours of Explore Utrecht! In the next six weeks, together with photographer Pierre Banrooi (Instagram), I  will take you along in a discovery tour in the city, through pictures and words. We are going to bring you to certain places, which we feel is worth exploring. Trijn van Leemput (1530-1607) The folklore of Katrijn (Trijn) van …

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Discover the Dom Tower & Church

Explore Utrecht? I’ve been doing that for years! But then, shouldn’t I be ashamed that I have never been in the Domchurch before? Yes, I should. Shame on me. If I am going to write a blog about Art and Culture in Utrecht, I might as well start with the most known cultural heritage that exists in our midst. It …

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