Utrecht, the Dom-tower


The Dom

The Domsquare, the Domtower, the Domchurch/ Cathedral and the monastry garden are prominently present in the centre of Utrecht. The Domsquare offers you diffent ways to enjoy. The Dom is an absolute must when you visit Utrecht. The history of the Dom goes a long way back. The Dom Tower is build in the 13th Century and is the highes tower of the Netherlands. It has a total height of 112 meter and gives you, once you climbed all of the 465 steps you can enjoy a spectaculair view over the city. Once you are down again there are on and around de square very nice restaurants and cafe’s were you can sit inside or outside on the terrace to enjoy a nice meal or you can drink a local Utrecht beer “De Leckere”.

Over and around the Dom.

A special video of the Utrechtse Dom

Utrechtse Dom rises out of the mist, is filmed from a drone by moviemaker Jelte Keur.


This is the new historic event of Utrecht, DOMunder. Experience 2000 years of history under Domsquare, it takes you from a Roman Castellum to the present. The Dom square has an underground treasure so it is great to go underground, you will learn about the history of Utrecht.


  1. Discovery DOMunder.
    Accompanied by a guide you experience a historic tour under the Domsquare. With the use of audio you can follow the tour in English and German.
  2. Archaeological tour.
    This tour is led by professional guides and explaines of the archeology of the project DOMunder.
  3. Eveningtour DOMunder
    Discover Domsquare in the evening.

Discovery DOmunder: thuesdag till sunday from 11.00 till 16.00 uur, tour takes about 1 hour
Archaeological tour: wednesday this tour starts at 20.00 a clock and saterday the tour starts at 11.00 hour
Evening tour “Winter Utrecht”: 11-11, 18-11, 25-11, 2-12, 16-12 en 23-12 at 20.00 hour

On top of the Dom

When you visit Utrecht climbing the Dom-tower with a total of 465 steps is one of the things you must do.
Buy your ticket at the VVV on the Domsquare.


Discover Domsquare with your smartphone. Install the app. Tijdreis 2000 jaar Domplein in Utrecht

Domsquare – monastry garden

At the Domsquare, between the Domchurch and the Academic building, lies the entrance of the monastry garden.

In the monastry garden grow ornamental plants and herbs. This old monastry garden is divided in smal gardens. In the middle of the garden is a fontain with a bronze sculpture from the 14th century made by the image of the domkanunnik Hugo Wstinc. Along side the garden is Gothic cloister where you will enjoy the peace and quiteness of the garden.


About Author

Hello, my name is Joop and I am the creator/designer of this blog. Always looking for new adventures. I travelled the World and would like to travel some more. Well, that's who I am in a nutshell. Together with some friends and family we like to show the Netherlands to the World. I hope you will enjoy our blog and persuade you to visit our lovely country. Love to see you soon in Holland.

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