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Atmosphere and specifics

  • The present neighbourhood Zuilen came about at the beginning of the 20th century due to the expansion of the old village for the sake of the workers of Werkspoor and Demka factories that were located along the Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal.
  • Zuilen is characterised by working-class houses from the 1910s to 1935. The northern part of the neighbourhood has many post-war apartments.
  • "Utrecht - Zuilen-Elinkwijk" is a national cityscape monument.
  • A remarkable piece of historic greenery is the Springertuin
  • Until 1954, the present neighbourhood, together with the village Oud Zuilen and industrial estate Lage Weide, formed the independent town of Zuilen.
  • The monumentale As van Berlage and the Amsterdamsestraatweg, are decisive for the spatial structure of the neighbourhood.
  • Between 1929-1954, Daelwijck was the town hall of Zuilen. Nowadays, Huize Daelwijck is better known as wedding venue "De Parel van Zuilen".
  • The neighbourhood also has its own museum and various sports clubs such as the Zuilense Tennisclub and football club Elinkwijk.
  • The past years, new housing has been developed as part of an urban renewal scheme.

Construction years

Age distribution