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Sonnenborgh Museum and Observatory

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Address: Zonnenburg 2, 3512 Utrecht, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31(0)30 230 28 18
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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A must for space lovers!

I found this museum extremely interesting as I'm very fascinated in astronomy and outer space. All the descriptions are in Dutch, however they do offer an English pamphlet that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Carly B
Fenelon Falls, Canada
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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233 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The observatory is beautifully located on a former city bastion. The staff is very enthusiastic and the lectures about the sun and the universe are interesting on every level. Very much worth visiting with children 6 and older.

Thank iWiebe
Fenelon Falls, Canada
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25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I found this museum extremely interesting as I'm very fascinated in astronomy and outer space. All the descriptions are in Dutch, however they do offer an English pamphlet that explains the major parts of the museum. The highlights for me were the 2 big telescopes and the old library. However if you're not really interested in space then it probably... More 

Thank Carly B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The Museum and Sterrenwacht, is more for the person interesting in space and the astronomy. Check beforehand when they are open in the evening, so you can enjoy the telescope and seeing the stars. A wonderfull experance for the young generation, they can interact in some experiments.The history behind Sonnenburg bastion is well presented and fascinating.The wars that happend in... More 

Thank 825hennies
Udine, Italy
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We had a very disappointing experience with this museum. Very little information was provided on the objects on display and, most importantly, the information was almost all exclusively in Dutch! They told us this was because of a lack of money, since they did not want to settle for a quick, perhaps non-professional translation. Yet I think any tourist would... More 

Thank Eveline_48
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I work in the building next to it so may be prejudiced. This is a friendly little star gazing place on a hill filled with trees.These were once the bulwarks of Utrecht. Across the street starts Nieuwegracht, the most beauitful canal in the Netherlands.

Thank maurits w

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