Dom Tower
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Neighborhood: Neude Janskerkhof en Domplein
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  • _Mags_NL
    Luanda, Angola292 contributions
    Don’t be put off by the scaffolding.
    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.
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 22, 2020
  • The_Bs_of_2007
    Henlow, United Kingdom103 contributions
    500 steps, are you fit to climb.
    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.
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 12, 2022
  • TravelswithMrH
    The Hague, The Netherlands355 contributions
    Despite scaffolding on exterior still an excellent site and tour
    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!
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 8, 2021
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Patricia Y
Frankfurt, Germany33 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
We did the tower tour with the elevator and it cost EUR15. For the price, we expected that the guide would show us some things and explain the history of the tower, etc. Nope, not at all. We went up the elevator, looked around for a few minutes and then went down the elevator. The whole thing took less than 30 minutes. So EUR 15 for a trip up and down an elevator. Very disappointing.
Written October 23, 2022
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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 June 3, 2022
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nldogbert
Eindhoven, The Netherlands3,075 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 March 22, 2021
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Maida
Iran8 contributions
May 2022
The first day of my trip was weekend in the Netherlands, so I had enough time to walk around in calm when everybody was sleeping in the morning. So I walked around the Utrecht and the Dom Tower was one of the most amazing places I visited. Unfortunately because of the construction, I couldn't go inside.
Written July 16, 2022
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Tonia
Corinth, Greece58 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 July 2, 2020
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PeterTML
Oeiras, Portugal195 contributions
Jun 2019
Visiting a tower implies climbing up a lot of stairs and in this paticular case, you'll need to be fit to go all the way up. The visit is only made with a guide, but still you have plenty of time to discover all the tower. There are historical remarks through the way up and you can also discover the bells of the tower and the way they play. At the top you have a beautiful 360º view of Utrecht!
Written January 7, 2020
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Ugo C
Reykjavik, Iceland746 contributions
Jun 2022
We came to Utrecht in part to see the Dom Tower. It was sad to see it under restoration (if we speak selfishly) but glad to see it is being taken care of. We shall return once the work is done
Written October 19, 2022
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Tracey W
Gold Coast, Australia35 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
the Dom Tower is worth seeing. We are travelling with a six year old and he enjoyed the 495 steps to the top. The tour guides are friendly and the gift shop has lots of tourist treats.
Written January 9, 2020
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kevertje
Utrecht, The Netherlands780 contributions
I was born in a little town near Utrecht and I think it was almost 20 years ago when I 'did' the DomTower.

Today (saturday 6 may 2006) we decided to take the 465 steps to the top. It's still amazing how beautifull Utrecht is. You can see the whole city and watch the people enjoying shopping or relaxing on a terrace.
For only 7,50 euro you can do the 1 hour tour which gives you a nice idea about the history of the Dom tower & church.
Written May 6, 2006
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MiouMiou
West Long Branch, NJ1,123 contributions
I visited the Domkerk again on my most recent visit to Holland. This time I was lucky, as I got to meet with one of the very informative English speaking guides, who was able to answer all of my questions about the Church, and made my visit here that much more special and interesting.

Some of the things that I learned were that, first of all, this Church was originally built in the 14th century. It was built at the exact center of where the city of Utrecht originated almost 2,000 years ago. The Church and Cathedral were connected for hundreds of years, with the shape of a cross (as seen from the sky) but a rare 1674 tornado ripped out the middle of the building, and it was never replaced.

In the center of the building is a lovely formal garden, which is known as a parterre. This particular style of garden originated in the Renaissance period, and the garden has various herb beds which are edged in stone, surrounded by gravel paths.

As you walk around the Church, as you look to the floor, you will see many etched stones, which are the burial places of various Saints and holy men. During the latter part of the 16th century, Protestantism took over much of Holland, and all of the faces of the statutes inside of this Roman Catholic Church were defaced, and they remain this way today.

We were lucky enough to be there while there was a choir practice going on, and the acoustics were lovely. There is a very nice cafe attached to the church, and we sat for a cup of tea, and we were again lucky that the man that was giving us the tour was also on his break and sat with us and gave us even more information about the church. A very nice man and a very nice group of people work here.

We did not climb the Domtoren, so I cannot comment about that. This is definitely worth a stop if you are in Utrecht, which I would highly recommend anyway.
Written December 3, 2010
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