Museum & exhibitions
Saturday 14 October 2023 - Sunday 21 January 2024

Fashion for God

Fashion for God, tentoonstelling te zien in Museum Catharijneconvent Utrecht

Practical information

Museum Catharijneconvent
Lange Nieuwstraat 38
3512 PH Utrecht View location

Everything shines this autumn during Fashion for God! Get ready for an unprecedented experience full of sumptuous fashion fabrics, dazzling embroidery and luxurious high fashion from the Renaissance and Baroque eras. Wander through ballrooms full of richly decorated copes and lavishly flowered ball gowns. Exclusively made and reused to shine on the altar in the period of the Dutch hidden churches. Carefully preserved for centuries and still of the highest quality.

Go back with us to the early seventeenth century. A turbulent period, because after the arrival of the Reformation, Catholics in the Republic were no longer allowed to meet in public. They therefore fled to hidden churches. Behind closed doors, they pulled out all the stops to propagate their faith. The pastors wore ‘fashion for god’. This was the way to express one’s identity in times of oppression.

Opening hours

  • Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm
  • Saturday, Sunday and holidays 11am – 5pm
  • Closed Mondays, 1 January and 27 April


  • ICOM, AICA, Museumkaart: Free*
  • Children under 17: Free
  • Students: € 7
  • 65+: € 13.50*
  • Adults: € 15*

*A surcharge may apply to temporary exhibitions.

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