The Dom square, the Dom tower, the Dom Church | Cathedral, and the monastery garden are prominently present in the center of Utrecht. The Dom square offers you different ways to enjoy yourself. The Dom is an absolute must when you visit Utrecht. The history of the Dom goes a long way back. The Dom Tower is built in the 13th Century and is the highest tower in the Netherlands. It has a total height of 112 meters and gives you, once you climbed all of the 465 steps you can enjoy a spectacular view over the city. Once you are down again there are on and around de square very nice restaurants and cafes where you can sit inside or outside on the terrace to enjoy a nice meal or you can drink a local Utrecht beer “De Leckere”.
The Dom van Utrecht (Historic Saint Martin’s Cathedral) is a striking Gothic church in the middle of the Dutch city of Utrecht. The church was built in 1254 as a continuation of the Romanesque cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Utrecht and was dedicated to Saint Martin. The church has been Protestant since 1580. The 112.32 meters high Dom Tower is the tallest church tower in the Netherlands and the tallest building in Utrecht.
The Dom Tower is 700 years old and is now being restored. The preparations started in 2018. The restoration will start in January 2020 and will probably last until the end of 2024. During the restoration, the Dom Tower will remain open to visitors.
Over and around the Dom.
A special video of the Utrechtse Dom
Utrechtse Dom rises out of the mist and is filmed from a drone by movie maker Jelte Keur.
This is the new historic event of Utrecht, DOM Under. 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.
- Discovery DOMunder.
Accompanied by a guide you experience a historic tour under Dom square. With the use of audio, you can follow the tour in English and German.
- Archeological tour.
This tour is led by professional guides and explains the archeology of the project DOM Under.
- Evening tour DOM Under
Discover Domsquare in the evening.
- Book your ticket to visit Dom Under
Discovery DOMunder: Tuesday till Sunday from 11.00 till 16.00 hours, the tour takes about 1 hour
Archeological tour: Wednesday this tour starts at 20.00 clock and Saturday 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 Dom square.
Discover Domsquare with your smartphone, so install the app:
Android: 2000 years Domplein – DOMunder – DOMunder
Apple: 2000 jaar Domplein – DOMunder
Domsquare – monastery garden
At the Domsquare, between the Dom Church and the Academic building, lies the entrance of the monastery garden.
In the monasterygarden grows ornamental plants and herbs. This old monastery garden is divided into small gardens. In the middle of the garden is a fountain with a bronze sculpture from the 14th century made by the image of the Domkanunnik Hugo Wstinc. Alongside the garden is a Gothic cloister where you will enjoy the peace and quietness of the garden. The monastery garden on the cathedral square is a beautiful resting point in the middle of a hectic city