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Central museum

Sculpture of silver destined to a funeral monument

The Centraal Museum, or Central Museum, in the city of Utrecht, is the older municipal museum of Holland, in operation from 1838. In spite of that, the recent renovations have made of him a magnificent stroll to eet again with the art and the history of the region, without stopping enjoying the attractions and the comfort that modernity offers us.

The origins of the Central Museum go back until the days in which it was a Agustiniano monastery, well-known like Agnietenklooster. At the beginning of century XX, the building was remodelado to increase its space available and since then it works like a museum, within the framework magnificent that provides the historical garden to him locks up that it.

The collection of the Centraal Museum stands out mainly by the pieces of visual and applied art, that are exhibited especially in rooms designed for the needs of each type of work. the greatest collection of the world of Rietveld is in these facilities, in company of Dark brown Dick, considered one of the most important illustrators of Holland.

More back in the time, the teachers of centuries XVI and XVII of the school of Utrecht allow us to also approach us the history of the city and of the region, from the point of view of the fashions, the currents of taste and the daily life.

An interesting chapter of this museum is the constituted one by the Caravaggistas. These important painters of the Agnieten Convent are famous by their nickname, that alludes in the style of its work. Their lines and their tones resemble much the work of Caravaggio, from that they obtained such mote.

Other important collections of the museum include an impressive heap of noble metal pieces, like gold, silver and receive, between which are wonderful masterpieces of the brothers Go Vianen. The stone sculptures of medioevo and the furniture pertaining to century XIX are other two appraised protagonists of the visit.

Practical information

  • Address: Nicolaaskerkhof 10, 3512 XC Utrecht.
  • Schedules: of Tuesday to Sundays, 11 to 17 hs.
  • Entrance: adults, 8 Euros; young people between 13 and 17 years, 6 Euros; children up to 12 years, 2 Euros.
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