Utrecht (NL)

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Utrecht is the capital and most populous city in the Dutch province of Utrecht. It is located in the eastern corner of the Randstad conurbation, and is the fourth largest city of the Netherlands with a population of 328,577 in 2014.

Utrecht's ancient city centre features many buildings and structures from the Early Middle Ages. It has been the religious centre of the Netherlands since the 8th century. Currently it is the see of the Archbishop of Utrecht, the most important Dutch Roman Catholic leader. Utrecht is also the see of the archbishop of the Old Catholic church, titular head of the Union of Utrecht (Old Catholic), and the location of the offices of the main Protestant church. Until the Dutch Golden Age, Utrecht was the most important city of the Netherlands; then, Amsterdam became its cultural centre and most populous city.

Utrecht is host to Utrecht University, the largest university of the Netherlands, as well as several other institutes for higher education. Due to its central position within the country, it is an important transport hub for both rail and road transport. It has the second highest number of cultural events in the Netherlands, after Amsterdam.

For its suburbs which historically had their own cancels see also: Zuilen

Postmark Examples

Postmark UTRECHT 1860. Stampset Stampset.png
Coded Postal Obliterator nr 107 (= Utrecht) c.1872. Stampset Stampset.png
Postmark Utrecht 1876. Stampset Stampset.png
Postmark Utrecht 1889. Stampset Stampset.png
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Postal Order Stamp Utrecht 1896. Stampset Stampset.png
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Cards and Covers

Postal card sent from Utrecht to Den Burg (Texel), 1913. Continuous/Roller cancel in Utrecht and arrival stamp in Den Burg.
Utrecht, letter card, 1918. Letter card sent from Utrecht to Apeldoorn by a soldier ("militair") on duty, so free of postage, 29-X-1918.

Sub-Offices

Central Station

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Postmark Utrecht Station, 1898. Postage stamp from Stampset Stampset.png
Postmark Utrecht Station, 1899. Postage stamp from Stampset Stampset.png
Postmark Utrecht Station, 1899. Stampset Stampset.png
Slogan Postmark Utrecht Station 1929 on Meter cancel from 1929 "Send via Airmail".
Postage (stamp free): UTRECHT STATION Cancel on small sized enveloppe for invitation cards. 1936.
UTRECHT STATION 1937 with Slogan: Buy now Child Welfare Stamps
Holland-Michigan USA, 1847-1947. Utrecht station
MS UTRECHT-Station slogan cancel, 1950: "Buy now postage stamps for Child Welfare".
UTRECHT STATION 1954 with Slogan: Buy now Child Welfare Stamps

Jaarbeurs

UTRECHT-JAARBEURS 1948

Rijkspostspaarbank RPSB

UTRECHT-RPSB 1897

Numbered Sub-Offices

Utrecht 1 1904
Utrecht-2 (small 2), 1899
Postmark Utrecht-2 (large 2), 1901. Stampset Stampset.png
Utrecht 2, 1900
Utrecht 3, 1902

Slogan Cancels UTRECHT

MS UTRECHT slogan cancel 1946
UTRECHT slogan cancel 1971 UPU, on special letter card to remember the introduction of the first letter card in the Netherlands, 1871
MS UTRECHT slogan cancel 1989
MS UTRECHT slogan cancel 1992

Meter cancels

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