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    001. Domtoren

    001. Dom tower

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    002. Leedenberch

    002. Leedenberch

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    003. Academiegebouw

    003. Academiebuilding

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    004. Pracht

    004. Beauty

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    005. Veritas

    005. Veritas

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    006. PhRM

    006. PhRM

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    007. PhRM raam

    007. PhRM window

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    008. Hestia

    008. Hestia

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    010. IBB

    010. IBB

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    011. Crypte van de Pieterskerk

    011. St. Peters church crypt

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    012. Jacobikerk

    012. St. Jacob church

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    013. Rietveld-Schröderhuis

    013. Rietveld-Schröder house

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    015. Schrijvende geleerde

    015. Writing scientist

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    016. Zadelstraat en Domtoren

    016. Saddle street and Dom towers

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    018. Woolloomooloo

    018. Woolloomooloo

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    019. Utrecht Centraal

    019. Utrecht Central Station

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    020. Hoog Catharijne vanaf de singel

    020. High Catherine shopping mall from the girth

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    024. Het gele kasteel

    024. The yellow castle

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    026. Geertekerkhof

    026. Geerte church yard

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    027. Geertekerk

    027. Geerte church

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Domstad Architecture - page 1

001. Fishmarket and Dom tower

The Fishmarket (Vismarkt) is a street along the Old Canal (Oudegracht) and runs from Town hall bridge (Stadhuisbrug) to St. Martins bridge (Maartensbrug). Fish was traded around 1200 on this oldest market in Utrecht, the Netherlands. 

The 112.32 meter high Dom tower (Domtoren) is the highest church tower in the Netherlands, the highest building in Utrecht and belongs to the Dom Church, built from 1254 and dedicated to St. Martin.

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Fishmarket, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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002. Leedenberch

Built in 1591 for Gilles van Leedenberch, Grand Pensionary of the States of Utrecht and close ally to Johan van Oldenbarnevelt. It was renovated and used by the Utrecht Mortgage bank in 1900, followed by ABN AMRO, Utrecht University in 1992, the Centre for Conflict studies until 2012, the Humanities College until 2017 and then the e-commerce company Channable. 

Source: Wikipedia

The Origin of this drawing is an error: I intended to draw Hestia (Drift 19).

Location: Drift 17, 3512 BR Utrecht, The Netherlands

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003. Academy building

The Academy building at the Dom Square (Domplein) is the heart and face of Utrecht University. The Auditorium (Aula) is the oldest part of the building and dates back to 1462. The Union of Utrecht, considered as the beginning of the Netherlands, was signed here in 1579. It is currently used for academic ceremonies such as graduations, promotions and orations and is a house for debate, lecturing and conferencing. It is visited yearly by 100-200.000 visitors.

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Domplein 29, 3512 JE, The Netherlands

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004. Splendor

Originally entirely made of wood, still visible at the side. Assumed to be the only half-timbered house in Utrecht, possibly from the forteenth century. The front was changed into stone in the seventeenth century and the bell gable is from the eightteenth century. An urban planner once said that it was a disgrace that the small house was not demolished yet, because it did not fit between all those higher buildings. Thoroughly renovated in 1976 when the storefront originated. Jewelry shop Splendor (Pracht) is found here since 2006.

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Oudegracht 133, 3511 AH Utrecht, The Netherlands

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005. Veritas

The Crooked New Canal (Kromme Nieuwegracht) was formerly known as the Rainbow of St. Peter. The home was built in. The society Collegium Studiosorum Veritas was established here in 1934, originally a sub-society of the Utrecht Students Corps. They loosened later and became the largest student society of Utrecht. Members call their society Own House (Eigen huis).

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Kromme Nieuwegracht 54, 3512 HK Utrecht, The Netherlands

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006. PhRM

The building was designed in 1898 by architect August Heinrich Zinsmeier and built in 1900. It is usually called Placet hic Requiescere Musis, it please the muses to rest here, or ‘the pub’ or the yellow castle. Oficially opened on April, 23 1901 as society bulding of the Utrecht Students Corps. It was claimed by the Germans in WWII and used as head office. A part of the bunker they built is belongs to disco Woolloomooloo of the USC.

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Janskerkhof 14, 3512 BL Utrecht, The Netherlands

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007. PhRM window

The building was designed in 1898 by architect August Heinrich Zinsmeier and built in 1900. It is usually called Placet hic Requiescere Musis, it please the muses to rest here, or ‘the pub’ or the yellow castle. Oficially opened on April, 23 1901 as society bulding of the Utrecht Students Corps. It was claimed by the Germans in WWII and used as head office. A part of the bunker they built is belongs to disco Woolloomooloo of the USC.

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Janskerkhof 14, 3512 BL Utrecht, The Netherlands

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008. Hestia

The house is from the beginning of the seventeenth century mad owned then by Adriaen van den Burch, clerk of the court of Utrecht and poet and wife Cornelia Schrijvers. It was an extensive and well documenten history. Until 1890 it was called Drift Neighbourhood (Wijk) H no. 616. In 1930 U.V.S.V. became owner because of the enormous growth of the society. Nowadays called Hestia, after the goddess of Home and Hearth. 

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Drift 19, 3512 BR Utrecht , The Netherlands

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010. IBB

The IBB is een student complex at the de Ina Boudier-Bakker avenue (laan) in the East (Oost) quarter in Utrecht, the Capital of the Dutch province Utrecht.

It contains some 1300 rooms in appartement of eight to fifteen inhabitants who share living room, kitchen and bathroom. It also contains some non-shared appartements. Built at the end of the nineteeneighties it is the oldest student complex of the city. Although most rooms are just 120 sqft and the complex is old, it is still popular among students. 

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Ina Boudier-Bakkerlaan, 3582 XE, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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011. St. Peters church crypte

St. Peters Church (Pieterskerk) is one of the oldest churches in the Dutch city Utrecht. Building started in 1039 and the Church was baptised on May 1, 1048 by bishop Bernold, although the west towers - which no longer exist - were probably finished a century later.

There is a columbarium in the Crypte. One can place an urn in it for a period of 20 years. A meeting is held every Year on the first Sunday of November at 4 pm for relatives and interested parties. This meeting takes place in the church and a candle can be lit afterwards.

1st drawing after a picture in the Pieter Saenredam hommage-series

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Pieterskerkhof 5, 3512 JR, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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012. St. Jacob church 

Three-aisled hall Church with tower in the (former) working-class neigborhood Quarter (Wijk) C.

St. Jacob Curch was founded in the second quarter of the 12th Century at the south shore of the river Vecht, a branch of the Rhine, in a village of boat captains and merchants. This village was included within the walls in 1122 when Utrecht got city rights. The church is mentioned for the first time in 1173.

Source: relikwi.nl

Location: St. Jacobsstraat 171, 3511 BP Utrecht, The Netherlands

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013. Rietveld Schröder house 

The Rietveld Schröder house was designed by Gerrit Rietveld in 1923-1924. It is executeer fully according to the ideas of art movement The Style (De Stijl). Rietveld designed the house for Truus Schröder-Schräder, who lived in it from January 1925 until her death in 1985. It can be visited via a guided tour. It is on UNESCO's World heritage list since 2000. 

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Prins Hendriklaan 50, 3583 EP Utrecht, The Netherlands

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015. Writing scientist

Statue of a writing canon, dressed in a fur coat en seated on a three legged gothic chair on a fountain. Around the disc is the text:

hoc exornata est academia mvnere abvrre

foederis antiqvi qvae manebvsqve memor

Until shortly this attentively writing monk was known as 'the reading monk'. This incorrect name existeer because Wstinc was robbed of his pen and pencil case shortly after the status was revealed, and possibly even a second time, by vandals. It was 750 years ego in 2004 that the first stone for the Dome and its court (Pandhof) was layedd. This was a nice cause for Utrecht University to restore the statue of the monk in old glory. The Utrechtse blacksmith / designer Willem Noyons was commissioned to supply the canon with his modeaval writing tool. He used a photo in the Brom archives kept in the Catholic Documentation Centre in Nijmegen.

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Pandhof at the Dom square, 3512 AZ Utrecht, The Netherlands

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016. Saddle street and Dom tower

The Saddle street (Zadelstraat) is in the Centre of Utrecht, The Netherlands. This street runs from Maria square (Mariaplaats) to St. Martens bridge (Maartensbrug) and then turns into Servet street (Servetstraat) which leads to dom square (Domplein). 

It is assumed that on this spot a Roman road ran across the Canal to the former Castellum Traiectum on Dom square. This photogenic street with grand view of the Dom tower is probably the first stone street of the country. Yet in 1165 it is described in a donation as platea suburbana, street under the fortress, an old interpretation for the Roman castellum that greep into the fortress Trecht in the early middle ages. When city rights were obtained in 1122, the whole city got walls and the military function of the fortress was lost. In 1196 the Saddle street, via Lapidea, was called Stone way (Steenweg). The current Stone way, which lies 100 meter to the north, was described in the 14th century as the New Stone Way. The name Stonewall appears in 1330 and points to the saddle makers who lived here. This name would stick and the New Stone way became Stone way. 

The Dome tower of 112,32 meter is the highest church tower of The Netherlands, the highest building of Utrecht and belongs to the Dom church which was built from 1254, and is dedicated to St. Martin..

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Zadelstraat, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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018. Woolloomooloo

Woolloomooloo, also known as Her Majesty's First Discobar or the Woo, is a disco at St. Johns Churchyard (Janskerkhof) 14 in Utrecht. The disco is owned by the Utrecht Students Corps (USC) and is operated by members of this society. Woolloomooloo is opened for every one with a student card. 

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Janskerkhof 14, 3512 BL Utrecht, The Netherlands

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019. Utrecht Central Station

The station is the most important node of railroads in The Netherlands is also because of this the largest station in surface and voyager numbers of the Netherlands. Renovation of the station started in 2011 and took five years.

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Stationshal 305, 3511CE Utrecht, The Netherlands

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020. High Catharine from the girth

High Catharine (Hoog Catharijne) is a largely indoor shopping, office and home complex, partly in the city of Utrecht. It runs from Station square (Stationsplein) to Peace fortress (Vredenburg) and offers shelter to hundreds of shops, venues, offices and homes.

Catharine girth (Catharijnesingel) is a street and a grit in the Centre of Utrecht, which runs along the Northern part of the city walls from noordelijke deel van de Stadsbuitengracht loopt vanaf het Empty property (Ledig Erf) and West quay (Westerkade) to the Gambling Shippers field (Smakkelaarsveld).

Catharine girth runs under High Catharine again since 2021. 

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Hoog Catharijne, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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024. The yellow castle

The building was designed in 1898 by architect August Heinrich Zinsmeier and built in 1900. It is usually called Placet hic Requiescere Musis, it please the muses to rest here, or ‘the pub’ or the yellow castle. Oficially opened on April, 23 1901 as society bulding of the Utrecht Students Corps. It was claimed by the Germans in WWII and used as head office. A part of the bunker they built is belongs to disco Woolloomooloo of the USC.

Source: Wikipedia

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Location: Janskerkhof 14, 3512 BL Utrecht, The Netherlands

026. Geerte graveyard

Geerte graveyard (Geertekerkhof) is a street in the Centre of the Dutch city. It runs from Springweg to Pelmolenweg. Geerte gravelyard itself is a centuries old street with a rich history. Number 23 is the monumental Geerte Church from the 13th century. One of the other monumental houses is on number 2, the 18th century water pump has similar appreciation. The monumental corner house at the Springqeg has a pot house. Number 12 en 13 located Schwager a historic brand for bicycles and motor bikes. It was a Dutch factory which came from Utrecht and developed a motor bike in 1903 bezig with its own engine block.

Other streets and such are named after the Geerte Church in the near surroundings. Such as Little Geertekerkhof. The Geerte stronghold (Geertebolwerk) is the extension of Pelmolenweg; although the name suggests otherwise it is not a military stronghold. The Geerte street (Geertestraat) runs into  Springweg and Geerte graveyard plus Geerte bridge (Geertebrug).

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Geertekerkhof, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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028. Geerte church

Geerte church (Geertekerk) is a church in Utrecht. In the Middle Ages it was one of four parish churches in that city, and well the smallest lang youngest, devoted to the saint Gertrudis van Nijvel. The first building was erected on a space outside the walls, but between 1248 and 1259 the church was transferred insid the city walls. Many renovations took place since then: the quire and het koor en transept date from the fourteenth century, de ship side aisles from around 1400. The tower is probably the oldest preserved part (thirteenth century).

The Geerte church was used after the Reformation as Reformed church, stable, base, stockroom and from  1814 to 1930 again as Reformed church. Because of a flooding of the Rhine, hundreds of inhabitants of Veenendaal were temporarily housed in the church in 1855. The Geerte church was in a ruinous state at the end of the 1940's: the roof disappeared entirely and trees grew in the church space. The building was comptely restored from 1954 to 1956 after it was bought by the Remonstrant Brotherhood. The very sober Geerte church almost has a village character.

The Geerte church has very good acoustics since the restauration. Many orchestras and ensebles love to perform here.

Interior changes have been made in 2015, such as big glass walls. Geerte church is also used for congresses, meetings and other events. Heirloom - Venues of Utrecht is the current operator of the  Geerte chuch.

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Geertekerkhof 23, 3511 XC Utrecht, The Netherlands

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