Dom Tower

Dom Tower, Utrecht

Historic Sites • Observation Decks & Towers • Religious Sites
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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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When you visit Utrecht you will notice the Domtoren almost immediately. The 14th century tower is the heart of the old city centre. At 112 metres, it remains the highest church tower in the Netherlands. The Domtoren is open all year round, and the view of Utrecht is worth seeing in every season. The tower can only be visited as part of a guided tour, during which our expert guides will take you on a historical journey. The tour starts in the Tourist Information Centre on Dom Square and takes about an hour. The Domtoren is in need of extensive restoration work on the exterior and the restoration will take about 5 years (2019-2024) The Domtoren is open for visitors as normal. No work will be done on the inside of the tower so you can visit the chapels and belfry. When you come outside on the galleries at 70 meters and 95 meters you will see some scaffolding but the view is unchanged and as impressive as always. And you get the unique opportunity to see the work up close!
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Neighbourhood: Neude Janskerkhof en Domplein
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dleung57
Toronto, Canada414 contributions
May 2022
It's a amazing feeling at the tower which stands at the spot where the city of Utrecht originated almost 2,000 years ago. We climbed 400 steps up and then down in less than an hour. Luckily my knee didn't act up
You have to go up and feel it yourself of this amazing tower!!
Written 3 June 2022
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The_Bs_of_2007
Henlow, UK63 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
We saw photos of the Dom, but unfortunately we visited when it was shrouded in scaffolding. You could take a lift to the top, but in order to see and understand the history of the building you have to do a guided tour. You do have a break from climbing on each level, I think 4. You visit the 14 bells, the top floor you can walk around and get 360 degree views. The spiral stone steps get narrower on the way to the top. It is well worth the climb and is beautiful. Lockers are supplied in the Tourist Information Centre where you can buy tickets. Also deserved an ice cream after the descent. Restoration going on until 2024, I think.
Written 12 May 2022
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Dillon S
5 contributions
Feb 2021
it has a nice atmosphere, nice people and nice history behind it. it also has nice shops, just like bram.
Written 23 January 2022
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Flitz8-A foodie travels
Athens, Greece2,757 contributions
Jul 2021 • Solo
It was interesting to visit Dom church, despite construction inside church you can still visit church and there is still services
Written 22 September 2021
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TravelswithMrH
The Hague, The Netherlands340 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Firstly be warned the tower is under renovation and the outside is completely clad in scaffolding however the tour itself inside and climbing the steps is still worth doing. The history of the building is fascinating and seeing the bells, the old living quarters and even climbing the steps is amazing! Our guide was informative and ready to answer any questions, the tour was conducted in Dutch and English. Because of the scaffolding it was very dark inside and getting a photo was difficult but Mr H and I really enjoyed it. The steps are steep so not something for very young children and even some ‘fit’ people on our tour struggled with the amount of steps!
Written 8 August 2021
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nldogbert
Eindhoven, The Netherlands2,873 contributions
Mar 2021
Even in current Covid times, you are able to climb the toren - exterior wise it is undergoing renovation. I've been up the tower some years ago and it's worth visiting for the view of the city of Utrecht. On a clear day you can see the villages around and even some of the bigger cities close by.
Written 22 March 2021
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iWiebe
Utrecht, The Netherlands1,099 contributions
Dec 2019
Currently the Dom tower is surrounded by scaffolding, don't be put off, since this gives you the opportunity to go even higher up and be rewarded with walk around the spire.
Written 17 November 2020
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_Mags_NL
Luanda, Angola283 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
This was an enjoyable tour to the top of the tower. You pass through several different rooms where our guide Evie gave us the background of each room’s original use and how it had changed over time. The stair case becomes increasingly narrow as you get to the upper floors. Because of the scaffolding we were able to climb to the level of the pointed roof (higher than usual) and enjoy magnificent views.

We booked online but tickets are also available at the VVV building next to the tower. Tickets are €10. You are not allowed to bring a bag or even a small handbag and lockers are provided.

The stairs are narrow but even and there are plenty of hand rails so it is suitable for most. The viewing point is enclosed so it’s very safe (also for children).

There was hand sanitiser available and enough space to keep 1.5m distance from the other guests.
Written 22 September 2020
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Steven
Kampenhout, Belgium18 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
Unfortunately you can't see anything from the outside. The view from the top is nice.
Great bells inside.
Written 4 July 2020
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Tonia
Corinth, Greece46 contributions
Jul 2020
The Dom is in the centre of the city so it’s not something you might miss. Even though it was under construction when I visited , it remained amazing. The tour was great and we got plenty of interesting information on the Dom’s history through centuries. Plus the view of the whole
city is great !
Written 2 July 2020
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