Oog in Al is a former outpost which was founded around 1664 by Everard Meyster. The former mayor of Utrecht had large-scale expansion plans for the city. A little outside the city, Everard Meyster built an outpost along Leidse Vaart, so that he could keep an eye on the expansion work. The outpost was therefore given the name Oog in Al (Eye in All). Ultimately, the expansion did not take off.
Together with Tuindorp, the perfect family neighbourhood of Utrecht. Around 1924, the first houses were built in the area of Park Oog in Al. The first streets of Oog in Al were named after composers (J.S. Bach, Richard Wagner, Mozartlaan etc.). Broad streets, lots of greenery, several parks, including the large Park Oog in Al and a shopping centre in the neighbourhood.
The houses were largely built in the 1930s, they vary in size and lots of facilities.
A characteristic building in the area is Cereol factory. Since 2008, a restaurant, primary school, a daycare centre, a library and an art centre, are located in this former oil and flax cake factory.
The traffic axis: Lessinglaan and Joseph Haydnlaan separate Oog in Al from Halve Maan
The Halve Maan was built from 1950 onwards when Oog in Al was getting crowded. Except from apartments you will also find family houses here. Some are bordering the Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal.
The Dafne Schippers bridge forms a direct access bridge to Leidsche Rijn.
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