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Sonnenborgh Museum and Observatory

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Address: Zonnenburg 2, 3512 NL 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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2016
VPVerwey
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East London, South Africa
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East London, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars 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.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars 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 explanations, however even without the English we were able to get a good understanding of... More 

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Enschede, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars 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.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars 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.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars 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.

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Aalsmeer
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4 of 5 stars 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 the equipment used, touch a meteorite, view the sun (or a nearby church tower when... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars 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.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars 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.

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Fenelon Falls, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Maarssen
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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 

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