Marvel at the glittering gold and silver in the Treasury, admire paintings by Rembrandt, Jan Steen and their contemporaries from the Golden Age and visit our unique temporary exhibitions.
A building with a history
Museum Catharijneconvent occupies a characteristic building in the old city centre of Utrecht. The building has a long history going back to the fourteenth century. Originally, it was the site of a shelter for the homeless. In the fifteenth century the Carmelites acquired the land and built a convent. Later, the knights of St John turned it into a hospital, which it remained until the beginning of the nineteenth century. Subsequently it served various other functions until becoming a museum in 1979.
Opening hours & admission
- Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5pm
- Saturday, Sunday and holidays 11am - 5pm
- Closed Mondays, 1 January and 27 April
- ICOM, Museumkaart Free
- Children under 6 Free
- Students / Children 6 - 17 € 7
- 65+ € 12.50
- Adults € 14
A surcharge may apply to temporary exhibitions.
A free visitor's guide is available in English, French, German and Spanish.
Groups, tour operators & facilities
Groups & tour operators
Various options are available for a visit with a group or tour operator. We will be happy to tell you more; please contact Dieuwke Becker, group coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a museum shop, museum café and outdoor seating area, meeting rooms and a library on site.
Address, directions & accessibility
Lange Nieuwstraat 38
3512 PH Utrecht
P.O. box 8518
3503 RM Utrecht
Telephone: + 31 (0)30 231 38 35
- Only a 15-minute walk from Utrecht Central station
- Only a 5-minute walk from the tourist office
- Bus line 2 stops at the door
Accessible for wheelchairs. Not accessible for larger motorised scooters. Guide dogs and assistance dogs are allowed.