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Sonnenborgh Museum and Observatory

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This museum is only for people interested in star-stuff, its small and very pretty, not much on... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2016
Cape Town, South Africa
Very interesting

We arrived right on opening time, 11am, and unfortunately some of the rooms didn't have the lights... read more

Reviewed May 28, 2016
John S
Melbourne, Australia
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Oct 26, 2017
“Very disappointed”
Jan 11, 2017
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Zonnenburg 2, 3512 NL Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed October 26, 2017

We were really disappointed by the fact that there were no english captions, only dutch. As a result it was impossible for us to understand what it was we were seeing. The dutch children seemed to have fun there though... I think that there should...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank U2755EYmariag
Reviewed January 11, 2017

I suppose we are spoiled after living in Amsterdam for so many years and being around so many child-friendly museums (though Leiden's are amazing, too). We decided to venture out, but we found this museum incredibly boring. I agree with another reviewer who said that...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Letvs
Reviewed June 24, 2016

This museum is only for people interested in star-stuff, its small and very pretty, not much on show but what there is, is well presented and very interesting. Just a quick walk around and your done but I felt satisfied with the experience.

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank VPVerwey
Reviewed May 28, 2016

We arrived right on opening time, 11am, and unfortunately some of the rooms didn't have the lights or displays turned on, so we had to wait for someone to return and do that. This would be a much better museum if there were more English...More

Date of experience: May 2016
4  Thank John S
Reviewed May 2, 2016

I am a huge astronomy nut and this place was great! I mainly went on a Sunday to see the Sun through the 2 telescopes they had. Really enjoyed the visit! The building was also a garrison a long time ago.

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Steve D
Reviewed February 17, 2016

We visited a long time ago and loved it. We got to see the stars through a telescope and outside. We had a good explanation.

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Cosetteiscookin
Reviewed January 15, 2016

PLaced on a very special spot in Utrecht, you get an overview of several things. The visit of the dome were you can sit in and the following projection of the sky and space is really amazing for everybody.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank CeeEst
Reviewed December 21, 2015

The observatory is a small but very interesting museum close to the town centre of Utrecht. It was part of the local University and in the 1930s - 50s fundamental research was done discovering amongst others what the sun is made of. You can see...More

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank RJRJK
Reviewed November 25, 2015

If you like science and/or astronomy, this is your destination in Utrecht! It's a beautiful location (also for events), and you can definitely spend some time there.

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank StephanDn
Reviewed November 23, 2015

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.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank iWiebe
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