Owing to renovation and refurbishment the Volksbuurtmuseum will be closed for three to four months from September 1st. The exact date of reopening will be published on our website. We are looking forward to your visit to our renovated museum.     


In the Volksbuurtmuseum you can experience life under poor circumstances around 1920. An interactive alley, animations, street music, odours, carts used by street vendors and stories of residents bring back life of the historic working-class neighbourhood. In the alley, inspired by a – no longer existing - ‘poortje’ (literally small gate), you experience the cramped and poor conditions of life in such a neighbourhood. Judge for yourself if these were the ‘good old days’. Past and present are discussed and will make you think.

Part of the museum’s permanent presentation is translated into English.



The exhibition Gewoon getrouwd, marriage in Utrecht in 1950 -1975 can be visited from 10th March 2023 up to and including 31th August 2023.

For many people getting married is a big event. Whether it was a big or small celebration, their wedding day was one of the most special days of their lives. Our exhibition Gewoon getrouwd shows how ordinary people in ordinary Utrecht neighbourhoods got married between 1950 and 1975. They share their stories, pictures and dresses and take you back to the day they officially said: ‘I do’.


What did their wedding day look like? How did they get hold of that beautiful dress? Should the dress to be white, or not? Where did they meet the man or woman of their dreams? Being married brought about quite a few changes. What were the consequences regarding work and daily life in those days? 

The exhibition is the result of hundreds of interviews with ‘ordinary’ people as recorded by the Volksbuurtmuseum. At first only Wijk C residents were interviewed, later also residents of other Utrecht neighbourhoods joined. The interviewees talked about their daily lives; their wedding day often turned out to be a milestone in their lives.

The exhibition is translated into English.



Every first Saturday of each month, at 10.30h, we organize a guided tour through Wijk C (Dutch spoken). Choose your ticket here.

We also offer tours (Dutch spoken) by appointment. Please contact us at: [email protected].



Opening hours Tuesdays to Sundays from 11.00h to 17.00h

Mondays (with the exception of Easter Monday and Whit Monday), King’s Day (27th April), Christmas Day, Boxing Day and 1st January the museum is closed. Please, check our website for current information.

Prices Adults: € 6,00
Children 12 or under: Free
Museumcard and U-Pas: Free

Waterstraat 27
3511 BW Utrecht
The Netherlands

[email protected]


Waterstraat 27 
3511 BW in Utrecht
030 - 231 82 92
[email protected]

dinsdag t/m zondag
van 11.00 - 17.00 uur

Meld je aan voor de nieuwsbrief