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Ut­recht Lu­men walk


When daylight fades and darkness descends, Utrecht Lumen’s illuminated tales of the city come to life. These works of art shine a special light on the history, the residents and the function or symbolism of particular buildings and locations. Some light artworks play with architectural features. And many  are to be found in surprising places that are off the beaten track or might easily be overlooked during the day.

The artworks of Utrecht Lumen can be seen 7 days a week from sunset to midnight.

View all works of art by Utrecht Lumen here.


10 locations
  • 1. Tourist Information Centre Utrecht

    Domplein 9, Utrecht
    Located at the foot of the Dom Tower you will find the Tourist Information Centre.
  • 2. Marking the Castellum Wall

    Domstraat, Utrecht
    In Roman times, Utrecht was on the northern border of the Roman Empire. A walled fortress stood on the site of Dom Square.
  • 3. Pausdam

    Pausdam 3, Utrecht
    The Pausdam is dominated by two historic buildings: The Paushuize or Pope‘s Residence and the University premises at the head of the Trans.
  • 4. Lights of Saint Peter’s Church

    Pieterskerkhof 5, Utrecht
    The dynamic history of the city is plainly obvious from looking at the Pieterskerk (Saint Peter’s Church), just as looking at the Saint John’s Church.
  • 5. Drift Vaults

    Drift 9, Utrecht
    Don’t pass them by, the Drift vaults, located right next to the Saint John’s Church. For many years, this hidden spot was considered a favourite...
  • 6. Jans Light

    Janskerkhof, Utrecht
    The enchanting Jans light gives Janskerkhof square a fairy-tale appearance.
  • 7. Saint Willibrord Church

    Minrebroerderstraat 21, Utrecht
    The Sint-Willibrordkerk (Saint Willibrord Church) is the best-kept secret sanctuary of Utrecht. What started as a hidden church is now an impressive Neo-Gothic construction, tucked...
  • 8. Ganzenmarkt Tunnel

    Ganzenmarkt 2, Utrecht
    Through an entrance at Ganzenmarkt, a tunnel leads to the Oudegracht wharves. In olden days, horse carts rode through this dark passage to the quay,...
  • 9. Bridges

    Bezembrug, Utrecht
    The Oudegracht winds through the city centre, and is inextricably linked to its history. In the past, Utrecht owed its wealth to it, in the...
  • 10. Buurkerkhof

    Buurkerkhof 11, Utrecht
    The final artwork of Trajectum Lumen is located at Buurkerkhof. Artist Gabriel Lester has designed a magical connection between the oldest parochial church of Utrecht,...

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