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 travelling exhibition ‘Women breaking down walls’ can be visited from 1st June up to and including 29th September 2022. Inspired by Utrecht’s resistance heroine Trijn van Leemput, author and researcher Véronique Konings interviewed ten contemporary Utrecht women who figuratively break down society walls in very different ways. Photographer Ilvy Njiokiktjien made individual portraits of these ten women; each one in a for her special, meaningful place in Utrecht. Their stories and portraits constitute the exhibition ‘Women breaking down walls’.

Women who break down walls are women who fight prejudices about skin colour, sexual orientation, religion and cultural background. Women who fight issues that are close to their hearts, break taboos and fight for ideals that concern all of us. Their stories inspire and encourage you. They show strength and courage.

The exhibition is inspired by the story of Trijn van Leemput, hence the Volksbuurtmuseum added Trijn’s historical story to the travelling exhibition.

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

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Waterstraat 27 
3511 BW in Utrecht
030 - 231 82 92
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