Stadskantoor / Municipal Office

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“Tough, sleek and spacious”. According to visitors, these words typify the Utrecht Municipal Office. The building by Kraaijevanger Architecten has been a landmark for the city since its opening in 2014. Standing in the enormous public hall you have a wide view of the work floors. It reflects the transparency of the local government and makes for an inspiring and open building.


Wide stairs at the Jaarbeurs square take you to the entrance hall on the raised platform that connects to the station hall. Below is a public bicycle shed with 2,200 spaces. From the entrance hall you can see the first six public floors with many public counters, but also work and meeting places. The municipal office provides a workplace for 2,500 people; for Mayor and Aldermen and all municipal services and products from building permits to vaccinations.


The Municipal Office is a sustainable building. On the roof of both towers you see a yellow conversion; this is the heat-cold storage. This drains and supplies warm or, conversely, colder water and provides warmth in the winter and coolness in the summer. Façades and roofs have solar panels, succulents and 3-layer glass provide good insulation.

Stadskantoor - Atrium - foto: Kraaijvanger Architects

Stadskantoor – Atrium – foto: Kraaijvanger Architects


In the tour you will see the outside of the Municipal Office, the stairs and the elevated Forum square. Not all floors are accessible inside, but you visit the ground floor and the fifth floor where you will find the scale model of the Station area. It provides an overview of the plans and current activities in the Utrecht Station area and forms a permanent part of the tour. The model is also part of the Jaarbeursplein tour and the Station area tour.


1 hr

Number of participants

The number of participants for this tour is at least 10 and has a maximum of 20. You can book extra guides if you exceed this number. Please mention the total number of participants at the application form and we suggest the number of guides needed.


The price of this tours depends on the number of participants and any additional customization. View the full price overview.


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