Exhibitions and activities
Exhibitions are shown in the Utrecht city centre location near the Dom church and tower: Hamburgerstraat 28. Here you will find several interesting exhibitions about the history of Utrecht. Every six months there is a new exhibition. Entrance to our exhibitions is free.
Now: Highlights from a century of Utrecht poster art
Just 100 years ago, the first annual fair in the "Jaarbeurs Utrecht" took place: the meeting place for Dutch trade and industry. From the beginning the Jaarbeurs launched a lot of advertising: stations across the country attracted potential visitors with colorful posters.At Het Utrechts Archief, you will find a selection of these beautiful posters of the period 1917-2017.
Meeting place for Dutch trade
The first Jaarbeurs immediately was a big success with more than 150,000 visitors in two weeks. From that moment on, the Jaarbeurs was a central place in Utrecht. One of the permanent poster designers was Henri Pieck, who also designed the Jaarbeurs icon in 1926, which is used to this day.
Since the 90's, Het Utrechts Archief has stored a large part of the Jaarbeurs archive, including a large collection of posters and printings. In our exhibition you will see the most beautiful posters from the period 1917-2017.
How to get there
You can visit the exhibitions of Het Utrechts Archief every day, except on monday. We are open from 10 am to 5 pm. In the weekends we open at 12.30 pm and close at 5 pm. The exhibitions are closed at monday 25 December.