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Nieuwegracht - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Nieuwegracht, 3512 Utrecht, Netherlands

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About Nieuwegracht

The Nieuwegracht is one of the most famous canals in the inner city of the Dutch city of Utrecht . It is also the name for the two streets on either side of this canal. The many monumental canal houses , wharf cellars , wharves with trees and bridges are characteristic.

Attractions Near Nieuwegracht

Zocherpark0.2km from Nieuwegracht

The Zocherpark is a city park in the Dutch city of Utrecht that is located along part of the canal around the old city center . The several kilometers long Singelplantsoen was designed by the 19th-century landscape architect Jan David Zocher Jr. With a few exceptions, the centuries-old city defenses were demolished during the construction. A large part of the freed up space was subsequently used for the construction of the park.

University Museum Utrecht | UMU
University Museum Utrecht | UMU0.25km from Nieuwegracht

The University Museum in the city of Utrecht is a science museum that manages the historical collections of Utrecht University. The old adjacent Hortus Botanicus is part of the museum. There is a special Youth Lab for experiments by children. The collection comprises around 200,000 objects, including approximately 80,000 photographs.

Oude Hortus
Oude Hortus0.26km from Nieuwegracht

The Old Hortus refers to the garden that was the botanical garden of the University of Utrecht from 1723 to 1920 . The Oude Hortus is located between the Lange Nieuwstraat and the Nieuwegracht . The garden is still home to many species of animals and especially plants, including several species of stinsen plants, such as crown imperial, wild garlic and winter aconite.

Sonnenborgh Observatory
Sonnenborgh Observatory0.29km from Nieuwegracht

Sonnenborgh Observatory is an astronomical observatory and museum open to the public, located in Utrecht, Netherlands. It was founded in 1853 as a university observatory and from 1854 until 1897 it was the first home of the Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute.

Park Lepelenburg
Park Lepelenburg0.3km from Nieuwegracht

Park Lepelenburg is a lively park situated along the canals that surround the centre of Utrecht. The Lepelenburg originally served as one of the city’s defensive works, but was given a recreational purpose over time. As soon as the sun breaks through the clouds, Utrecht’s inhabitants are quick to occupy a patch of grass in Park Lepelenburg.

Het Utrechts Archief - Expo
Het Utrechts Archief - Expo0.31km from Nieuwegracht

The Utrecht Archives is an archive institution in the Dutch city of Utrecht . It manages the richest collection on the history of the city and province of Utrecht . With over 30 kilometers of archives, visual documents and 73,000 publications, the archive forms a knowledge center for the history of Utrecht. The Utrecht Archives also possess knowledge about supervision according to the Archives Act and in the field of analog and digital archive management.

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Discover More Attractions in Utrecht, Where Nieuwegracht Is Located

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Utrecht is a province of the Netherlands. It is located in the centre of the country. It is home to a number of nature preserves, castles and bustling cities. With the region having such a rich and long history, there are many old cities and ancient buildings to explore. The city of Utrecht features a historic center with an old cathedral tower that dates back to the Middle Ages.