About us

Welcome to Hotel Museumkwartier! We are Jaap and Rosa, the proud owners of this characteristic hotel in Utrecht. Our bond with this hotel goes beyond just running a business. We lived here ourselves and have many fond memories of this place. We are therefore very happy to welcome you to our hotel and share our stories with you.

Rosa is the proud owner of Hotel Museumkwartier Utrecht and this is also her birthplace. Her passion for good food, travel and adventure led her to start this business five years ago with her father. She loves receiving guests from different parts of the world and introducing them to the local culture and history of Utrecht. Rosa knows Utrecht like the back of her hand and can recommend the best places to visit during your stay.

Jaap is responsible for remodeling and furnishing the hotel. He has years of experience in the antiques trade and real estate and has carefully built up his collection, the LJ Mennink Collection, over the past five decades. He has restored and developed several properties in Utrecht with his antiques vision. Five years ago he developed the canal house Oudegracht 399 into this extraordinary hotel, inspired by the Biedermeier style.

We would like to welcome you to our hotel and let you enjoy the unique atmosphere and history of this place. We think it is important to welcome our guests personally and provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere. We hope you will enjoy your stay with us and love Utrecht as much as we do. If you have any questions, we are always here for you!


This historic building has a rich history dating back to the 16th century.
During the 80-year war (1568-1648), the Netherlands was occupied by the Spanish king Philip 2 and his descendants. Protestantism began to grow and this was harshly suppressed by the Spanish occupiers. After the war, Protestantism became the only allowed faith and Catholics were forced to practice their faith in secret in hideaway churches scattered throughout the country.

One of these hiding churches was located on the second floor at the front of the building on Oudegracht 399. The altar was set up there and Catholics met there in secret to practice their faith.

Later the Catholics obtained a permit to build a church in the property's garden that was hidden from the view of passersby. The building on Oudegracht 399 then served as the rectory.

In 1899, the hidden church was demolished and the present church was built next to the Hotel Museum Quarter property. This church has a rich history and, among other things, served as the church of Juinen in the television program of Van Kooten and De Bie, a well-known Dutch television program.

Today, the building at Oudegracht 399 is a wonderful example of Utrecht's rich history. The building has had many functions and has always played an important role in the religious and cultural life of the city. It is a place where history comes alive and where visitors can enjoy the beautiful architecture and the stories that go with it.

St. Martin's church with rectory