DOMunder

DOMunder, Utrecht: Hours, Address, DOMunder Reviews: 4.5/5

Speciality Museums • History Museums
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
About
Discover 2000 years of Utrecht history underneath the Domplein square. Explore the archaeological findings, that date back up to the Roman Castellum ‘Trajectum’, with an interactive flashlight. Walking through the huge pillar foundations of the medieval Gothic Dom Cathedral, history literally springs to life. Experience the destructive tornado of 1674. Daily tours on regular departure times (closed on Monday)
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Neighborhood: Neude Janskerkhof en Domplein
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Aoife W
Amsterdam, The Netherlands7 contributions
Underground exploration
Feb 2020 • Couples
My partner and I had a fantastic tour here in Feb 2020. It's €12.50ish pp so it's pricey for 1.5hours but worth it we thought. We had no expectations as we had initially intended on doing DOMtower but due to weather conditions decided not to. The tour was about 45mins in the cellars talking about the history of Utrecht and the square in particular, then 45mins in the excavated area under the square. We had a brilliant time and would highly recommend to other travellers over 10ish, younger kids probably wouldn't get much out of it and could be scared.
Written March 1, 2020
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francien2015
Rotterdam, The Netherlands950 contributions
Really cool to visit
Feb 2020
Located in the old castellum of Trajectum the DOM under provides an insight in the development of utrecht trough the ages by visited underground ruins really nice to visit
Written February 27, 2020
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Richard S
Guildford, UK129 contributions
Fascinating insight into the long history of Utrecht
Feb 2020
DOMunder is a simple concept capturing nearly 2000 years of history .. wow. The story is well explained and well reinforced. Easy for English visitors to follow. A really good way to learn about the history of Utrecht in 90 minutes.
Written February 19, 2020
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Mary
Cavtat, Croatia8 contributions
Really interesting
Feb 2020
This is a must see. Interesting, very well laid out. It was fun looking for all the information points to learn more. Very well preserved. Interesting history
Written February 17, 2020
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John K
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom16 contributions
Good way discover Utrecht’s history
Feb 2020
The tour is a mixture of talk by an enthusiast, video & underground exploration. It takes you through the history from the earliest Roman times to the modern time. The only slight disappointment was the underground exploration as I couldn’t get the equipment to work reliably - great concept though.
Written February 12, 2020
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PierreBMalta
San Gwann, Malta476 contributions
A great and unusual experience
Nov 2019
The tour is very well organised. The explanation by the guide in the museum before you visit the actual site in the middle of the square is very informative and important to understand the context. The actual visit to the DOMunder is also interesting and fruitful. To be honest I did not like the fact that you have to go out from the ticketing / intro area to enter the DOMunder and I was expecting something much bigger, but still the visit was all worth it. Another point I would like to highlight is the fact that to get the info you must point your audio mobile to small light panels scattered in the excavations. These are not clearly marked and you will finish with a feeling that you had missed quite a bunch, even if probably that was not the truth.
Written February 7, 2020
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Sjanie
Nieuwkoop, The Netherlands57 contributions
History of Dom plaza
Jan 2020 • Couples
Last Friday I visited DOMunder, it was a small group of 4 and Our guide was very enthusiastic about the history of the Dom plaza. We could ask many questions, and After 30 minutes, we watched a movie. After that we went outside and entered the DOMunder area where we walked through history with lights that switched on sensors, who told a short story. Finding all the sensors was quite a challenge. In summary I learned a lot about the history of Utrecht in a pleasant way. Please note, DOMunder is walking in the dark and the stairs might be hard for elderly persons.
Written January 26, 2020
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Grace D
Stockport, UK234 contributions
Interesting piece of history
Jan 2020 • Couples
What a fascinating tour! Our guides were very informative but gave just enough so we didn’t get too much information overload and get bored.
The tour was in English and they were both very clear and easy to understand. When we finally got to go underground we were able to take ourselves around with an audio guide but the tour guides were still there to answer any questions or offer assistance :)

There’s lockers provided to store bags as these aren’t allowed in!

Definitely worth a visit especially if it’s your first time in Utrecht :)
Written January 22, 2020
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PeterTML
Oeiras, Portugal190 contributions
Modern archaeology
Jan 2020
Visiting a historical site is not always interesting, but in DOMUnder they really build up a story about it, getting you to experience the life of an archaeologist. It's a modern and interesting twist to a ruins visit. The guides are amazing getting you into the adventure. And in the end you had a very good time learning about the Utrecht past.
Written January 12, 2020
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JasWorld2019
8 contributions
Unique, informative, and fun
Jul 2019
Really enjoyed this experience. Brief intro to the history (in Dutch or English), then a fun pretend-archaeological experience. I found this a unique way to engage with European history. There are old ruins and churches galore of course, but to see the earth underneath that reveals the layers of this history was moving, in a fun way!
Written September 19, 2019
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