Mini-Dom tower Leidsche Rijn

Mini-Dom tower Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht

Mini-Dom tower Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht


Remarkable size replica

Utrecht - Leidsche Rijn is the large urban expansion on the edge of Utrecht, but with the arrival of a real Dom Tower, the Vinex district now has its own version of the famous monument within its borders.

Too big for the garden

Chris van der Sman from Nootdorp has been building miniature churches and towers in his own backyard in Nootdorp for sixty years. For example, he previously built the tower of the Nieuwe Kerk in Delft and also the Old Church in Delft. This one is - completely true to life - out of alignment. And the structures are all real masonry.

However, the replica of the Dom Tower became so large that it stood in two parts next to each other in the garden. However, the 88-year-old builder needed space for a new structure in 2023; and the Dom Tower naturally belongs in the Cathedral City itself. This happened and the tower was placed on a truck to be placed in Leidsche Rijn, in Utrecht.

Real brickwork

The Dom Tower is made of real stones. These bricks are 2 cm long, 1 cm wide and 6 mm thick and are made by hand by Chris. The stones are slightly larger in proportion than the original for strength. The tower has weathered many storms. The structure weighs about seven tons.

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    Adress and visitor information

    Mini-Dom tower Leidsche Rijn

    Address: Verlengde Hogeweidebaan 1
    Postal code and City: 3528 BC  Utrecht
    Region: Leidsche Rijn
    Province/Region: Utrecht

    Visit: An average visits takes approx. 0,5 hours.

    Let op: The locations on the map are indicational. It is not always the entrance, parking lot or best route. The map shows up to 8 locations in the area. Want to see all locations? Check our Hotspot map or use the Search option on this website.



    Waxing gibbous

    Fact: Cathedral tower recreated in Japan

    A replica Dom Tower of 105 meters high can be seen in the Dutch theme park Huis ten Bosch in Japan since 1992. Nice detail: the Dom Tower was built with real Dutch bricks!

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