Museum Oud Amelisweerd in Bunnik, Utrecht reopens

Europa Nostra was extremely saddened to hear about the closure, in 2018, of Museum Oud-Amelisweerd, recipient of the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards. On 21 September 2016, we had written a letter to the city of Utrecht to share our concerns about the urgent situation, but unfortunately no real solution could be found at that time.

Museum Oud Amelisweerd in Bunnik, Utrecht, THE NETHERLANDS

We are now delighted that a durable plan has been presented. We want to congratulate one of our other recipients of the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards, Huis Doorn, with this wonderful initiative to once again open the museum to the public and share its important heritage.

We are grateful that this promising initiative, which was developed with the support of the other castles of the Utrecht Province, will bring new energy to the many dedicated volunteers and to this valuable heritage site. Such constructive cooperation between different parties is a strong example for the European heritage field.

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