Contemporary Architecture Innercity

As a result of the Corona virus (Covid-19) Aorta can no longer organize tours until june 1st 2020. This date is extended as needed. We will base our decision on the advice of the Dutch gouvernment.
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This guided tour focuses on 20th century architecture in the city centre of Utrecht. The route links up projects of architects who made a prominent contribution to the architecture in Utrecht, such as Mart van Schijndel, well-known projects by Sluijmer & Van Leeuwen like the metal house built on the smallest plot in Utrecht.

The tour will also visit an apartment building by Belgian architect Bob van Reeth, which is especially designed to fit the historical situation, a church yard, and incorporates the archaeological finds dating from the medieval period. The tour guide will explain plans of West 8 architects for Neude square and the surrounding buildings such as the Neude tower (H.A. Maaskant, 1960), the main post office (J. Crouwel, 1924), the town hall (Enric Miralles, 2000) and the municipal theatre by W.M. Dudok (1941).

A visit at the University Library at de Drift or the former City Hall is also possible, in case we can arrange access at the indicated time. A visit to one of this buildings takes approx. 1 hr. We advise to book 30 minutes extra time and mention the preferred length of your total tour in the application form.

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.

€ 160,- (including 21% vat).

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

application form

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:, or by phone: +31 (0)30 2321686.