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Sonnenborgh Museum and Observatory

Zonnenburg 2, 3512 NL Utrecht, The Netherlands
+31 30 230 2818
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Very disappointed

We were really disappointed by the fact that there were no english captions, only dutch. As a... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2017
Maria G
Athens, Greece

I suppose we are spoiled after living in Amsterdam for so many years and being around so many... read more

Reviewed January 11, 2017
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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

Thank Maria G
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

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.

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

3  Thank Johnpsau
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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Thank iWiebe
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