Utrecht is the capital and most populous city in the Dutch province of Utrecht. Moreover, Its ancient city center features many buildings and structures several dating as far back as the High Middle Ages.Utrecht is host to Utrecht University, the largest university in the Netherlands, as well as several other institutions of higher education. Due to its central position within the country, it is an important transport hub for both rail and road transport. It has the second highest number of cultural events in the Netherlands, after Amsterdam. In 2012, Lonely Planet included Utrecht in the top 10 of the world’s unsung places. Utrecht has several smaller and larger museums. Many of those are located in the southern part of the old town, the Museumkwartier. Utrecht city has an active cultural life, and in the Netherlands is second only to Amsterdam.There are several theaters and theater companies. The 1941 main city theater was built by Dudok. Besides theaters, there is a large number of cinemas including three arthouse cinemas. Utrecht is host to the international Early Music Festival (Festival Oude Muziek, for music before 1800) and the Netherlands Film Festival. The city has an important classical music hall Vredenburg (1979 by Herman Hertzberger). Its acoustics are considered among the best of the 20th-century original music halls. (more information)

Kanunnikenzaal in combinatie met de Sterrecamer, Academiegebouw, Utrecht