Climbing to the Top of Utrecht’s Dom Tower!

Climbing to the Top of Utrecht’s Dom Tower!, Utrecht, Netherlands (B)

The Dom Tower is our pride, the pride of the inhabitants of Utrecht! We love the church! Climbing the Dom Tower is a wonderful opportunity to explore the city of Utrecht in an entirely different way. In this article I will tell you why you should visit the Dom Tower in Utrecht, share my climbing experience to the top with you and tell you about my visit to the Dom Under and the medieval courtyard.

Once you are entering Utrecht the Dom Tower welcomes you. The church tower is already more than 600 years the symbol of Utrecht and is part of the Utrecht skyline. With its 465 steps and a length of 112 meters is the Dom Tower the highest church tower in the Netherlands. That’s cool right?!

The Dom Tower was originally part of the Cathedral of Saint Martin, also known as Dom Church. In 1674 a tornado destroyed a part of the cathedral (nowadays the Dom square) leaving the Dom Tower a free standing tower as it is today. During later restorations the height of the Dom Tower was increased to 112.5 meters where it stands mighty tall till present day. Because of the height you have an impressive view over the city of Utrecht. When it is bright enough you can also see Rotterdam! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Climbing to the Top of Utrecht’s Dom Tower!
Guide Location: Netherlands » Utrecht
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Daphne Van Der Pol
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Dom Tower
  • Cathedral of Saint Martin
  • DOMunder
  • Pandhof garden
  • Oude Gracht
  • Pandhof Sinte Marie