Centraal Museum Explore Utrecht 19

The new and improved Centraal Museum

The Central Museum has had a total makeover. On Friday, April, 22nd They celebrated the end of the three year project and presented the new and improved Centraal Museum. The opening weekend was a big party and the perfect time to explore the newly renovated building.

The opening was a big event: with drinks and bites, an awesome DJ duo, food trucks, the Moped Bios, Utrecht artists, tours and loads more. For you guys, we have a photo report of the evening. And on the ‘Explore Utrecht’ Facebook page you will find a live video report of the evening.

But it was the re-building really necessary? I visit the museum Regularly, and I always can not find my way around all the rooms. And somehow I always end up at the ‘Utrecht ship “- not one of my favorite museum pieces! Well I must confess That I do not have any sense of direction, and to blame the museum might be a bit unfair. But since the makeover the routes of the museum are much better and I have not seen the ‘Utrecht ship’ for a while now. The small and cozy courtyard, All which I always did manage to find, is no longer a secret. As it has been turned into a very large garden, with museum café and bright colorful chairs. A real ‘wow’ effect for the Centraal Museum.

All this and you have not even bone inside the museum yet! And it is surely worth a visit. The opening exhibition ” The World of Utrecht”  is an ode to Utrecht. The exhibition shows That Utrecht is an international city by focusing on history and showcasing a collection of archaeological objects, old, modern and contemporary art, fashion and design.

 World University – April 23, 2016 – April 30 2021

current exhibitions

  • Dom-panorama – March, 4th  2016 – August, 21st 2016
  • Marisa Rappard presents, Traces of Infinity –   March, 4th 2016 – May, 22nd 2016
  • Atelier Dick Bruna –  September, 19th 2015 – September, 19th 2025

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Photos Susanne Sterkenburg

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About Dainahara Polonia

Welcome to my digital best of Utrecht list! This is my way of sharing the best of Utrecht with locals, expats and tourists. Discovering new places, having dinner with friends and wandering the streets of Utrecht in search of a unique find is what I love. The City Experts and I share a passion for Utrecht and hope you fall in love with this city as well. Come and explore the city with us and enjoy the ultimate Utrecht experience. Collaborations, tips or suggestions email me on [email protected] and we will be in-touch.

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