The Dom Tower has a height of 112 meters, is the tallest building in Utrecht and the highest church tower in the Netherlands.
The tower was once attached to the Domkerk, but after a violent summer storm in 1674, the nave of the church collapsed. Since then, the buildings have been a bit apart. There are initiatives to restore the nave, but for the time being the church and tower will remain separate for a while.
The Dom Tower primarily functions as a clock tower, and has a unique clock collection. The fourteen bells in total weigh over 31,000 kilograms, and few churches can match that. There is also a carillon in the tower that is played by the city carillon every Saturday from 11:00 to 12:00. From April to November you can also listen to the carillon on Fridays from 12.30 to 1.30 PM.
The Dom Tower is an impressive building from the outside, but for a breathtaking view of the city you should definitely climb the 465 steps. During a tour, an experienced guide will take you to the top and you will learn all about the history of the tower and the accompanying Dom Church. Along the way you will visit different rooms and floors, and once at the top you have a great view over the Utrecht city center and the surrounding places. The tour lasts an hour and is given a few times a day.
For a complete experience of this historic part of Utrecht, you can also visit the Domkerk.
Prices Adults € 10, –
Children (4 to 12 years) € 5, –
Student / CJP / 65 + / U-pass € 7.50