The Dom Tower of Utrecht is the tallest and oldest church tower in the Netherlands, at 112 meters in height. It’s a place you must visit when in Utrecht and is considered the symbol of Utrecht. The tower was built between 1321 and 1382 as part of St. Martin’s Cathedral. The cathedral was never fully completed due to a lack of money. The unfinished structure collapsed in 1674, and the Dom Tower has been standing alone ever since. The tower is visible from almost any point in Utrecht. But, even if you can’s see it, you’ll probably hear one of its 13 bells. You can climb the 465 steps to the top of the tower. Once there, you’ll find the view of the entire city of Utrecht and the surrounding area. Note that you can only visit with the companion of a guide or as part of a guided tour. The one-hour tour will take you on a historical journey visiting the rooms and galleries of the tower. Visiting times change daily, so make sure to check the Ticketshop for an activity overview and timetable.
Domplein 9, 3512 JC Utrecht, Netherlands
Dutch (official language), Frisian is spoken in the northern province of Friesland. English, German and French are widely spoken.
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- Each of the tower’s 13 bells weighs between 880 and 18,000 pounds.
- Climb the 495 steps of the oldest and highest church tower in Holland.
- Enjoy the beautiful view of Utrecht.
- Visit the chapels and admire the beautiful bells.
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The most popular times for visitors in Utrecht are between July and August. The weather hovers around 23°C (74°F) and there are lots of events and activities. Overall, the weather is never very extreme, and visiting during the off-season is also ideal. If you’re not a fan of called weather, try to avoid wintertime, as the average temperature is 2°C (35°F). Remember to check the weather forecast a few days before the trip and before heading to the airport.
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