The emphasis at this convent-turned-museum is on an impressive collection of Dutch modern art and Dutch 20th-century applied art from the De Stijl group, displayed in the former stables on the grounds. Elsewhere are historical displays about Utrecht, including a preserved Viking longboat found in the city that dates from around 1100, and an exquisite dollhouse from 1680. Then there are paintings by artists of the 16th-century Utrecht school, in particular those of Jan van Scorel (1495-1562), whose group portraits planted the seeds of a genre that would flower in Holland in the next century. A 2-hour visit should suffice.
Nicolaaskerkhof 10, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Our Rating Hours Tues-Sun 11am-5pm Transportation Bus: 2 to Centraal Museum Phone 030/236-2362 Prices Admission 15€ adults; 6.50€ seniors, students, and children 13-17; free for children 12 and under Web site Centraal Museum
MapNicolaaskerkhof 10 Utrecht The Netherlands Utrecht
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