Dom Tower

Dom Tower, Utrecht

Historic Sites • Observation Decks & Towers • Religious Sites
10:00 AM - 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
About
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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Neighborhood: Neude Janskerkhof en Domplein
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nldogbert
Eindhoven, The Netherlands1,495 contributions
Currently under renovation
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 March 22, 2021
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iWiebe
Utrecht, The Netherlands1,093 contributions
Tower of Strength
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 November 17, 2020
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_Mags_NL
Luanda, Angola269 contributions
Don’t be put off by the scaffolding.
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 September 22, 2020
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Steven
Kampenhout, Belgium18 contributions
Dom view
Jul 2020 • Couples
Unfortunately you can't see anything from the outside. The view from the top is nice.
Great bells inside.
Written July 4, 2020
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Tonia Kz
Corinth, Greece31 contributions
Must-do when in Utrecht
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 July 2, 2020
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Emma E
Utrecht, The Netherlands460 contributions
Under refurbishment
Jun 2020 • Friends
Don't come to see the outside as it's currently being refurbished (2020). It will take a couple of years I believe. The inside is still very nice though with changing art exhibitions and beautiful permanent pieces.
Written June 3, 2020
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jessimo
Stoke-on-Trent, UK797 contributions
Renovation at this time
Mar 2020
Unfortunately when we visited the tower it was being renovated and wrapped up so we couldn't really see the beauty of it. Not sure how long it will take to do the work I'm guessing a lot longer now due to the fact we are in lockdown.
Written May 2, 2020
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francien2015
Rotterdam, The Netherlands949 contributions
Wrapped but you still can see
Feb 2020
The Dom tower can be climbed unfortunately it is being renovated currently so we didn't have a clear vision everywhere. Despite this discomfort it still is worth the climb because the views you get are still astonishing
Written February 27, 2020
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Appeltje2015
Round Hill, VA755 contributions
Renovation
Feb 2020 • Friends
The tower and church are wrapped up in scaffolding unfortunately. Not a time to take pictures. But the organ was playing dramatic music and one can light a candle. A beautiful church and tower, well worth a visit!
Written February 12, 2020
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Grace D
Stockport, UK234 contributions
Stunning views
Jan 2020 • Couples
How thankful we were for the lady at the front desk for rearranging our tour as we got lost trying to find the place and we didn’t get there in time for our original tour time! And our new time slot of 4pm was actually better as we were able to see the sunset and gave us stunning skyline views :)

Make sure you have sensible shoes as there’s a lot of stairs to climb :) Don’t worry as we have stop off points where the guide will talk about certain history and a perfect time to catch your breath!

The view when you get to the top is amazing! Don’t let the scaffolding stop you from visiting as the view is still the same plus even higher than ever.

Lockers are provided to store your bags as you are not allowed to take them with you!
Written January 22, 2020
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Dom Tower is open:
  • Sun - Mon 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tue - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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