Cultural centre of the Netherlands
With regard to museums, this city has more than its fair share to offer. Utrecht is especially proud of its unique Museum Quarter. In the Museum Quarter there are 7 large museums, each one's collections closely linked with the city's past and present. In the modern music centre Vredenburg a variety of concerts take place.
Utrecht hosts a large number of cultural events every year. An example is the internationally known Holland Festival of Old Music, the Wharf Area Theatre Festival (with acts both on and off the wharves), the Festival of Modern Dance, the Springdance movement and Dutch Film Festival. Utrecht is becoming increasingly famous for these excellent festivals, including its ‘Cultural Sundays’. Once a month a Cultural Sunday takes place that invites all citizens of Utrecht to enjoy a unique cultural theme Sunday downtown, for free!
Utrecht is full of beautiful architecture, old as well as modern. The world-famous architect Rietveld was born in Utrecht. The university centre ‘De Uithof’ has some of the best modern architecture in The Netherlands.