LGW’s resident photographer Juri Hiensch has been rediscovering the city of Utrecht lately, capturing the unique character of several neighborhoods outside the city center and offering some inspiration for your next trip to Utrecht.
The second neighborhood in this photo & video series is dedicated to Zuilen. It is a a district in the northwest of the city, bordered by the train line and the river Vecht on one side and the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal on the other.
Zuilen used to be a municipality of its own, that mainly housed employees of the Dutch Factory for Tools and Railway Equipment (Werkspoor) and the Muijck-Keyzer Steel Factory (Demka). It existed until 1954, when it split in two parts. The southern part merged with Utrecht to form the district that is now known as Zuilen.