Utrecht

Utrecht ( YOO-trekt, also UK: yoo-TREKHT, Dutch: [ˈytrɛxt] (listen)) is the fourth-largest city and a municipality of the Netherlands, capital and most populous city of the province of Utrecht. It is located in the eastern corner of the Randstad conurbation, in the very centre of mainland Netherlands; it had a population of 357,179 as of 2019.

Utrecht's ancient city centre features many buildings and structures, several dating as far back as the High Middle Ages. It has been the religious centre of the Netherlands since the 8th century. It lost the status of prince-bishopric but remains the main religious centre in the country. Utrecht was the most important city in the Netherlands until the Dutch Golden Age, when it was surpassed by Amsterdam as the country's cultural centre and most populous city.

Utrecht is host to Utrecht University, the largest university in the Netherlands, as well as several other institutions of higher education. Due to its central position within the country, it is an important transport hub for both rail and road transport; the busiest train station in the Netherlands, Utrecht Centraal, is in the city of Utrecht. It has the second highest number of cultural events in the Netherlands, after Amsterdam. In 2012, Lonely Planet included Utrecht in the top 10 of the world's unsung places.

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  1. Gemeente Utrecht Burgerlijke Stand UtrechtUtrechtMarriage record for Hendrik Schoonhoven & Petronella van Gorsel, civil registry of marriages, Utrecht, 1819, record 138
  2. Gemeente Utrecht Burgerlijke Stand UtrechtUtrechtMarriage record for Leonardus Schoonhoven & Christina Diks, civil registry of marriages, Utrecht, 1850-368, record 368
  3. Gemeente Maartensdijk Burgerlijke Stand MaartensdijkMaartensdijkMarriage record for Dirk Theodorus van Leur & Dirkje Vonk, civil registry of marriages, Maartensdijk, 1858-11-24, record 14
  4. Gemeente Utrecht Burgerlijke Stand UtrechtUtrechtMarriage record for Franciscus Schoonhoven & Hendrina Mijntje van Leur, civil registry of marriages, Utrecht, 1889-05-29, record 223
  5. Gemeente Amsterdam Burgerlijke Stand AmsterdamAmsterdamMarriage record for Gerard Dirk van de Leur & Aafje Schoonhoven, civil registry of marriages, Amsterdam, 1927-07-14, record 385
  6. Gemeente Haarlem Burgerlijke Stand HaarlemHaarlemMarriage record for Jacobus Lambertus Knol & Dirkje Francisca Schoonhoven, civil registry of marriages, Haarlem, 1921-11-02, record 635
  7. Gemeente Amsterdam Burgerlijke Stand AmsterdamAmsterdamMarriage record for Aaldert Jan Jonker & Hendrina Mijntje Schoonhoven, civil registry of marriages, Amsterdam, 1921-08-08, record 674
  8. Gemeente Utrecht Burgerlijke Stand UtrechtUtrechtMarriage record for Antonius Johannes van Hall & Christina Wilhelmina Schoonhoven, civil registry of marriages, Utrecht, 1910-05-25, record 326
  9. Gemeente Amsterdam Burgerlijke Stand AmsterdamAmsterdamMarriage record for Johannes Hendrikus Martelhoff & Johanna Petronella Maria van Hall, civil registry of marraiges, Amsterdam, 1932-06-02, record 281
  10. Gemeente Amsterdam Burgerlijke Stand AmsterdamAmsterdamMarriage record for Klaas de Boer & Aaltje Eikelboom, civil registry of marriages, Amsterdam, 1891-11-12, record 2712
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  12. Gemeente Utrecht Burgerlijke Stand UtrechtUtrechtBirth record for Franciscus Johannes Schoonhoven, civil registry of marriages, Utrecht, 1908-04-29, records 1163-1165
  13. Gemeente Vlissingen Bevolkingsregister VlissingenVlissingenCivil registry, Vlissingen, 1901-1923, sheet 76
  14. Gemeente Utrecht Burgerlijke Stand UtrechtUtrechtDeath record for Albert Varenbrink, civil registry of deaths, Utrecht, 1915-01-12, record 79
  15. Gemeente Utrecht Burgerlijke Stand UtrechtUtrechtMarriage record for Hendrikus Bernardus Barends & Pieternella Maria Schoonhoven, civil registry of marriages, Utrecht, 1918-12-24, record 983