Central Station Area

In 2002 the population of Utrecht has chosen by referendum for the transformation of the central station area. The chosen approach will result in a lot of changes in the next few years. The area will be enriched with two eye-catching buildings in glass and steel, defining the heart of the city. One is a new station hall with a waving roof construction. The other is a music palace of 43 meters high, made out of glass. Herman Hertzberger was asked to design the new music palace, which will incorporate part of the old music hall, also designed by Hertzberger. Benthem Crouwel Architects, designer of the Schiphol terminal, has made a design for the new central station in Utrecht. Apart from combining different kinds of public transport in one terminal, it also has to combine two different parts of the city. Within a few years time, 2.5 times the amount of passengers passing through the Schiphol Airport terminal will be using the public transport terminal in Utrecht.

All the other changes to the area and their respective time frames will be explained in detail during this walking tour.

The tour starts at the information centre of the station area, where scale-models and interactive computer animations illustrate the plans.

You can also book this tour in combination with a tour in the new City Hall (Kraaijvanger Architects, 2015).
For tours in TivoliVredenburg you can contact TivoliVredenburg.


Duration
1,5 hrs

Number of participants
The maximum number of participants for a walking tour is 20. You can easily book one of more extra tours for extra participants. Please mention the total number of participants at the application form and we define the number of guides needed.

Costs
€ 160,- (including 21% vat).

Bookings
You can book a tour through filling in the application form:

application form

Contact
For more information on tours and bookings you can reach us on Mondays from 10 to 13 hrs  and on Thursdays from 10 to 17 hrs. You can reach us by mail: aorta@aorta.nu, or by phone: +31 (0)30 2321686.