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    029. Stadion Galgenwaard

    029. Gallows field stadium

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    033. Snackbar Maandag

    033. Deli Monday

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    034. Broodhuis

    034. Bread house

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    035. Doopgezinde kerk

    035. Baptized church

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    037. Achter de Dom

    037. Behind the Dom

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    038. Ledig erf

    038. Empty courtyard

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    039. Pausehuize

    039. Pope house

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    040. D' oude Tollesteeghpoort

    040. The old Toll Alley Gate

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    041. Prinsenstraat 18

    041. 18 Princes street

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    042. Hofstraat 9

    042. 9 Court street

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    043. Saffierlaan 65

    043. 65 Sapphire avenue

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    044. Julianaweg 221

    044. 221 Queen Juliana road

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    045. Schonauwensingel 12

    045. 12 Schonauwen girth

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    046. Teherandreef 5

    046. 5, Teherandrive

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    047. Weerdsingel WZ 19

    047. 19 Weerd girth West Side

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    048. Zonstraat 94

    048. 94 Sun street

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    049. Lofoten 101

    049. 101 Lofoten

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    050. Stadsschouwburg

    050. City theater

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    051. Begraafplaats Soestbergen

    051. Cemetary Soestbergen

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    054. De Bijenkorf

    054. The Bee hive

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Domstad Architecture - page 2

029. Stadium Gallows field

Soccer stadium Gallows field (Galgenwaard) in Utrecht. Home port for professional soccer club FC Utrecht since 1970. The stadium, which was renovated at the beginning of the 21st century, has a capacity of 23,750 spactators.

I went to the stadium with my father more than 60 years ago. He wore his yellow canary (nick name) pin proudly.

Location: Herculesplein 241, 3584 AA Utrecht, The Netherlands

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033. Deli Monday

The most cosy snackbar in quarter Hoograven in Utrecht, according to their own site. 

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Detmoldstraat 37A, 3523 GB Utrecht, The Netherlands

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034. Bread House (Broodhuis)

A baptized (hiding) church stood on this spot from 1618 in what was called Miss street (Jufferstraat) them, hidden behind a row of houses. The church became a synagog when the babtized church moved to a house at the Old Canal (Oudegracht). It was renovated in 1848 and in residential buildings, which shielded the synagog from the street were tore down in 1925. A new synagog complex was built in 1926 with a large shul (within the walls of the old synagog), a help shul, ritual bath, two class rooms, meeting spaces, offices and homes for the secretary and concierge. Architect Harry Elte made the design in the style of the Amsterdam School. Elte had to make concessions which caused influences by architect Berlage and neo-classicism. The interior is built in art-deco style. Remarkable is a big chandelier with 106 bulbs and a double David star at the bottom. The synagoge also contains an aron hakodesj with Thora rolls, bima en glass-in-led windows. The Jewish woman association gave a clock in matching style. 

The synagog was set on fire during World War II but it did little damage. The occupier sealed the synagog later but a part of the complex remained in use as an emergency synagog. The small orthodox Jewish community sold the synagog in 1981 to a furniture merchant, who became bankrupt. The room became empty and detoriated. The founding Mission and Revival bought the room in 1983. Volunteers restored the building as much as possible. The original benches were saved from a warehouse in Amsterdam. The building is known since than as the Bread House (Broodhuis). It became a city monument in 1989.

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Springweg 162, 3511 VZ Utrecht, The Netherlands

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035. Baptized church

Baptized church "Admonition" (Vermaning) in Dutch City Utrecht is found at the Old Canal (Oudegracht). It was erected in 1773 after an extensive renovation of a medieval building by tot stand door een grondige verbouwing van een middeleeuws grachtenpand masterbuilder Willem de Haan from Haarlem (how did Harlem get its name?). The baptized church used a building at the Springweg until then. The new front looked more like a stately mansion than a church. This was desirable in those days because Mennonites were only tolerated.

The simple interior of the small church is done in a strict Louis XVI style. A part of the eighteenth century furniture is preserved. The odd yellow windows are date back to 1922, the organ by the firm Bätz with a housing in neo-rococo style is built in 1870. The predecessor of this organ is now found in the Peace Church (Vredeskerk) in Katwijk aan Zee.

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Oudegracht 270, 3511 NV Utrecht, The Netherlands

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037. Behind the Dom

Behind the Dom (Achter de Dom) is a street in the centre of the Dutch city. The street runs directly on the east side of the Dom Churcj and connects Voetius street with Pope dam bridge (Pausdambrug). Arond 1400 it lay on the immunity of Oldmunster (Oudmunster). A former street name for the southern part of the street is Domtrans. This part was widened in the first half of the 17th century.

At Behind the Dom are various county monuments found today, among which on #7 a late medeaval claustral house of the Dom chapter or of Oldmunster. Its bricks shows the contours of the Roman fortress Traiectum, in the Middle Ages the fortress Trecht.

The Dutch Contemporary Art Museum was found here from 1964 to 19900, led by Wouter Kotte well known far outside city borders.

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Behind the Dom, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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038. Empty Courtyard (Ledig Erf)

Empty Courtyard is a street in the Dutch City Utrecht. It lies directly south of the centre and runs parallel to the City Outside Canal (Stadsbuitengracht) for some 100 metres between Vaartscherijn bridge and Krommerijn bridge.

Empty Courtyard has a centuries old history. From the middle ages it was found directly outside the Tolsteeg gates (Tolsteegpoorten) in subburb Tolsteeg. Pottery industry was founded here among other. In a traffic engineering way Empty Courtyard and direct surroundings have been used in various ways in the cause of centuries. At #5 was a 17th century, national monument ferry house, which stemmed from the days that the City Rhine (Vaartsche Rijn) which begins here was an important shiproute; it is demolished in 2007. Tram line 1 ran across the Empty Courtyard in the 20th century; a little waiting house have remained as a national monument. There was a roundabout from 1928 to 1970. Today all kinds of traffic uses the street in both directions.

In the bridge watch house of the Vaartscherijn bridge is the Bridge museum with limited visiting hours. Empty Courtyard is sometimes confused with Tolsteeg barrier (Tolsteegbarrière) which is within the city girth.

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Ledig Erf, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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039. Pope house (Paushuize)

Pope house, built at the beginning of the sizteenth century, is an important monumental house in the Dutch city. It is found at the Pope dam (Pausdam) in the historic city of Utrecht, on the corner of the Crooked New Canal (Kromme Nieuwegracht) and Behind St. Peter (Achter Sint Pieter). Pope house is used as a venue for marriages, meetings, congresses and events since 2012. Heirloom - Venues of Utrecht is the current operator.

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Kromme Nieuwegracht 49, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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040. The Old Toll Alley Gate

Facing brick of the Louis Hardloper Complex

The Toll Alley Gates (Tolsteegpoorten) were from the middle ages one of for entrances via city gates to the city of Utret. The Toll alley gates were situated facing each other on the spot where the Old Canal (Oudegracht) culminated southernly into the defense Canal, where currently the Tolsteegbarrier is found.

The Toll Alley Gates had almost identical maps. From outside the city, the eastern or western Toll Alley Gate was reached via a stone bridge with a wooden moveable bridge part. Across the bridge followed the entrance gate, existing of two round stone towers and the main gate.

The crew of the city gates for guarding and defence of the access to the city via land and via water occured in those days by guild members who had a heated watch place above the Toll Alley Gate and the Ax Cutter Tower (Bijlhouwerstoren). The eastern Toll Alley Gate, because of its colour also called the Red Tower, acted as city prison.

The Toll Alley Gates were demolished around 1550 and replaced by a singly gate. This Toll Alley Gate was, together with Weerd and Catharine gates, demolished around 1845. The White Women Gate (Wittevrouwenpoort) was the last one to be demolished around 1858.

Location: Tolsteegbrug 1, 3511 ZN Utrecht, The Netherlands

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041. 18 Prince street (Prinsenstraat) 18

Lived there from April 30, 1952, when I was born on Queens day, until December 14, 1953.

Location: Prinsenstraat 18, 3561 JS Utrecht, The Netherlands

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042. 9 Court street (Hofstraat) 9

Lived there from December 14, 1953 - November 14, 1957.

Location: Hofstraat 9, 3581 TV Utrecht, The Netherlands

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043. 65 Sapphire avenue (Saffierlaan 65)

Lived there from November 14, 1957 - December 14, 1964.

Location: 65 Sapphire avenue, 3524 RB Utrecht, The Netherlands

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044. (Queen) 221 Juliana road (Julianaweg 221)

Lived there from December 14, 1964 - September 3, 1968.

Location: 221 (Queen) Juliana road, 3525 VE Utrecht, The Netherlands

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045. 12 Schonauwen girth (Schonauwensingel 12)

Lived there from September 3, 1968 - December 17, 1969.

Location: Schonauwen girth 12, 3523 JG Utrecht, The Netherlands

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046. 5 Teheran drive (Teherandreef 5)

Lived there from December 17, 1969 - January 28, 1971.

Location: 5 Teheran drive, 3564 XB Utrecht, The Netherlands

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047. 19 Weerd Girth West Side (Weerdsingel WZ 19)

Lived there from January 28, 1971 - February 4, 1974.

Location: 19 Weerd Girth West Side, 3513 BB Utrecht, The Netherlands

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048. 94 Sun street (Zonstraat 94)

Lived there from February 4, 1974 - Augustus 2, 1979.

(94 Sun street was torn down. I used # 106, which resembled our house.)

Location: 94 Sun street, 3581 MV Utrecht, The Netherlands

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049. 101 Lofoten

Lived there from Augustus 2, 1979 - today.

Location: 101 Lofoten, 3524 EP Utrecht, The Netherlands

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050. City theater Utrecht

The city theater (stadsschouwburg) is the largest theater building of the Dutch city Utrecht. The building was designed in 1937 by the known architect Willem Dudok and is located on Lucas stronghold (Lucasbolwerk) at the edge of the city of Utrechts. It opened on September 3, 1941 en contained the restaurant Esplanade (with balcon terrace). The building was recognized around 2009 as a national monument and after nomination in 2007 on the Top 100 Dutch monuments 1940-1958.

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Lucasbolwerk 24, 3512 EJ Utrecht, The Netherlands

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051. Cemetery Soestbergen

Goose street (Gansstraat) in the Dutch city Utrecht is a long street that runs through the Waternbird quarter (Watervogelbuurt) and unofficially Main Street. It has been renewed and demolished in the past years.

Goose street starts at the Empty Courtyard (Ledig Erf) and goes in east south-east direction at some distance from the river Crooked Rhine (Kromme Rijn). Beyond the former railroad crossing with the Easter rail track it is called Kings road (Koningsweg).

Goose street is a historic exit road from the city. Just as the Absteder Sand path (zandpad; the current Absteder dike) and the Bilt street (Biltstraat) it started as a medieaval road to and from the city, especially for traders and gardeners. Its origin is possibly from the 14th century.

Until 2018 the Pieter Baan Center, a penitentiary institution serving as prison and mental clinic. Cemetery Soestbergen lies opposite to the former Pieter Baan Center. People from Utrechter jokingly call this part of the Goose street the Lazy End (Het luie end) with the addition "At one end they lie and the other they sit!" ("Aan de ene kant legge (liggen) ze, aan de andere kant zitten ze!"

The Utrecht Asphalt factory was located between this street and the Crooked Rhine. The St. Martin's Court (Martinushofje), a national monument existing of 25 court houses is also located at the Goose street.

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Gansstraat 167. 3682 EG Utrecht, The Netherlands

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054. The Bee hive (De Bijenkorf)

The Bee hive is a chain of luxury convenience stores with seven branches in the Nederlands. The company was founded in 1870 and grew from a small haberdashery shop in Amsterdam tot nationwide convenience store chain. The Bee hive emphasis on clothing, fashion articles, cosmetics and perfume; the bigger convenience stores also sell furniture and home accessories, sports and travel articles, cooking articles and books. The convenience stores also have a pastries departmend and one or morecatering facilities. The companies is part of the Britse Selfridges Group since 2011.

Advanced plans existed in the 1970-ies to build a Bee hive in Utrecht. Because of doubts about feasibility of a Utrecht branch, a modest Bee hive Living was opened in 1977 with just home accessories. Because it went well, this shop was converted to a full Bee hive ten years later, as part of a new shopping mall La Vie at the Long Vie street (Lange Viestraat). The department store was extended and modernized in 1999. It counted (cellar and ground flour included) three full floors and offered the full assortment of the chain. The shop was again expanded in 2015-17 from 9000 m² to 15000 m², among other by adding an extra floor, which makes the Utrecht Bee hive one of the larger these days. The shop has been redesigned according to store in store and premium experience concepts, with among others various designer shops.

Source: Wikipedia

Location: St Jacobsstraat 1A, 3511 BR Utrecht, The Netherlands

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