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[edit]

Utrecht, letter card, 1918. Letter card sent from Utrecht to Apeldoorn by a soldier ("militair") on duty, so free of postage, 29-X-1918.


Postage (stamp free): UTRECHT STATION Cancel on small sized enveloppe for invitation cards
UTRECHT STATION 1937 with Slogan: Buy now Child Welfare Stamps
UTRECHT STATION 1954 with Slogan: Buy now Child Welfare Stamps

Slogan Cancels[edit]

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 1992

Meter cancels[edit]

Meter cancel Utrecht, 1953.
Meter cancel Utrecht, 1999.
Meter cancel Utrecht, 1985.
Meter cancel Utrecht, 1986.
Meter cancel Utrecht, 1989.
Meter cancel Utrecht, 1990.
Meter cancel Utrecht, 1990.
Meter cancel Utrecht, 1995.
Meter cancel Utrecht, 1972.
Meter cancel Utrecht, 1980.
Meter cancel Utrecht, 1982.
Meter cancel Utrecht, 2000.
Meter cancel Utrecht, 1964.
Meter cancel Utrecht, 1989.
Meter cancel Utrecht, 1991.