Centraal Museum (Scorel's Glory) and the historic city centre
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We were planning to visit the exhibition "Scorel's Glory" wich is to be seen until June 28 in the Centraal Museum of Utrecht. This museum is housed in a former medieval cloister and it is the oldest municipal museum of the Netherlands.
Jan van Scorel (1495-1562) is known for bringing the Italian Renaissance to the North.
From the railway station it is a walk of 20 minutes to get to the museum. We had such a lovely sunny day that we started with having a cappucino on a terrace looking towards the Utecht Dom (the big church), listening to the carillon's 'morning concert' ;-)
The Centraal Museum has - beside the headbuilding, the cloister - a few other buildings wich you can visit as well. One of it is the famous Rietveld Schröder House, wich is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The headbuilding houses a collection of Rietveld furniture.
The exhibition was very interesting to see. Beautiful paintings. Beside the exhibition it was very nice to see the "Utrechts ship", a boat a thousand years old!
There is much more to see in the museum, much more to tell about p.e. Jan van Scorel, you can find more information (in Dutch and in English) on thet website: www.centraalmuseum.nl
Due to the nice weather (and time shortage) we decided to visit the Rietveld Schröderhouse another time. I guess it deserves it's own attention!