Utrecht

Academiegebouw

  Domplein 29     more than a year ago
Utrecht University’s headquarters are located in a beautiful building on the corner of Domplein. The building dates from 1891 and it was built to celebrate the university’s 250th anniversary. During the years prior to construction, a large discussion took place between advocates of neo-Gothic architecture, a style that complemented the Dom Tower, and supporters of the neo-Renaissance school, a style that better symbolised the concept of science and progress. Eventually, the latter argument won and the Academy Building was erected in neo-Renaissance style. Inside you can see walls decorated with photographs of prominent professors. It's also interesting to note that in 1579, the Treaty of Utrecht was signed in a room attached to the building.

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