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Dom Tower

Domplein 21, Utrecht, The Netherlands (Neude Janskerkhof en Domplein)
+31 (0)30 236 00 10
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Ranked #2 of 49 attractions in Utrecht
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites, Observation Decks/ Towers
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Yellowknife, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
41 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

OK you have to see the tower. It dominates the downtown - but as you get closer you realize how large it is. Walking under it is a humbling experience. Not sure if you can go in or not - ended up eating kababs (sold in the alley - good price and good food) and ended up people watching.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

I have lived in Utrecht for 9 years and have been to the Dom tower many times (last time being in 2013) and I think I can say that I enjoyed it every time. It has quite an interesting story and an impressive structure given the time of its construction. The view of the city from the tower is priceless... More

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It was hard work to get to the top, but you can stop in stages and catch your breath. Fabulous view from top. Need to book and you are taken up by a guide who speaks Dutch and English. The bell stage was particularly interesting

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Madrid, Spain
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Climbing the Dom is for tourists, but the locals should give it a try too because it is really amazing. It is 400+ steps to go to the top and it is tiring, of course, but the way up is split in several rounds so when you feel the effort is too much is time to stop again. Going down... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

You must pay for a tour in the VVV (tourist office) across the road from the tower. The cost is €9 for adults and the tours run every hour. You must also leave your bags in the free lockers provided (trust me, you don't want to lug bags up all those steps!). Our guide, Lisa Marie, was very chirpy and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We didn't actually climb the tower, but we did spend time around it and looking at the beautiful architecture. The tower plays bells often too which makes walking around town so pleasant. We would recommend at least walking by and wish we had made the time to climb.

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Chester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

If you're physically capable of climbing over 450 steps then this has to be the must do activity in Utrecht. There are several rest stops on the way up; I'm not especially fit but made it without any problems. It's not necessary to climb all the way to appreciate the view however; there is an external gallery that provides views... More

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Dorado, Puerto Rico
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Utrecht is a wonderful example of a Dutch city with it beautiful town centre and its lovely buildings and streets. Dom Tower which is visible from everywhere is the heart of Utrecht. A visit here is a must. Have a snack or a drink sitting in one of the cafes nearby and enjoy the beauty of the Tower from afar.

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sharjah
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

One our day trip to Utrecht from Amsterdam we visited The Dom Tower. We were told that this is the tallest tower in the Netherlands. If you are in Utrecht, you must visit visit this magnificent tower and go up the tower. You can get tickets from the tourist office at the bottom of the tower. There are guided tours,... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The Dom Tower is the tallest tower in the Netherlands, it is the pinnacle of Utrecht. If you visit this magnificent city, you have to go up this tower. You can get tickets from the tourist information centre at the bottom of the tower for 9 Euros. Tours go every hour and is spoken in Dutch then English. For other... More

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