The Abraham Dolehof is a little garden in the Utrecht city centre that forms part of the St Ursula convent.
The convent was founded in 1412 by the rich Utrecht merchant Abraham Dole. The garden and alleyway (Abraham Dolesteeg) next to the convent were named after him. The convent is largely gone now, but the quiet, lush courtyard still exists today, a hidden gem crammed with plants and flowers, right in the middle of the city.
All that is left of the original convent is the former chapel, which since 1745 has served as a Lutheran church and can be accessed via Hamburgersestraat 9.
Tour of Utrecht’s hidden courtyards
Would you like to go on a walk past all the hidden courtyards and gardens that are tucked away in Utrecht’s city centre? Get a route map at the Utrecht Tourist Information Centre on Dom Square for only €3 or join a guided tour.
Abraham Dolesteeg 00
3512 PB Utrecht