Utrecht Dom Tower

Dom Tower Utrecht

Dom Tower Utrecht

Utrecht

The tallest church tower in the Netherlands

Utrecht - Who has the tallest? Over the centuries, cities have been competing to build the largest church tower to show their power and wealth. Although many churches were built for eternity, things sometimes went wrong. For example, the Oldehove in the city of Leeuwarden slumped and partly collapsed, leaving a blunt tower. In Utrecht, the tower survived the centuries with ease, but after a heavy storm, part of the church collapsed. The church is now separate from the tower, leaving the highest church tower in the Netherlands stand alone.

465 steps to the top

To enjoy the view from the Dom Tower, you have to climb no less than 465 steps. You are then almost at the top. Almost, because the real top is even 10 meters higher, at 112 meters. But these last meters don't matter anymore for the view over the city and the surroundings. When weather permits, the view from the Dom Tower is just breath taking.

The Dom church

During a severe storm in 1674, the nave of the church collapsed. This part of the church has never been rebuilt, so the tower has been separate from the church ever since. On the occasion of the 750th anniversary of the Dom Church in 2004, the missing part of the church between the tower and the church building was rebuilt by scaffolding, giving you a nice impression of the dimensions of the church at the time.

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    Adress and visitor information

    Utrecht Dom Tower

    Address: Domplein 9-10
    Postal code and City: 3512 JC  Utrecht
    Region: Binnenstad Utrecht
    Province/Region: Utrecht
    Web: domkerk.nl

    Visit: An average visits takes approx. 1 hours.
    The Domtorenstaat is located on the Domplein, in the center of Utrecht.

    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.


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    Fun facts about the Dom Tower Utrecht

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    Top 10 tallest church towers

    What are the tallest church towers in the Netherlands and the world?
    Towers in the Netherlands Towers in the world
    112,32 m
    Dom Tower Utrecht (1382)
    161,5 m
    Munster van Ulm, Germany (1890)
    108,75 m
    Nieuwe Kerk Delft (1496)
    158 m
    Basilique Notre-Dame de la Paix, Yamoussoukro, Republic of Côte d'Ivoire (1989)
    98,33 m
    Onze-Lieve-Vrouwetoren Amersfoort (1470)
    157,4 m
    Dom, Cologne, Germany (1880)
    98,3 m
    Sint-Vituskerk Hilversum (1892)
    151 m
    Rouen Cathedral, France (1876)
    97,3 m
    Grote Kerk (Church of Our Lady), Breda (1547)
    147,3 m
    Nikolaiturm, Hamburg, Germany (1874)
    96,8 m
    Martinitoren Groningen (1548)
    142 m
    Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg, also known as Strasbourg Minster, France (1439)
    94,17m
    Martinikerk Doesburg (1430)
    Sint-Jacobus de Meerderekerk The Hague (1878)
    141,5 m
    Basilica of Our Lady of Licheń, Licheń Stary, Poland (2004)
    93 m
    Sint-Eusebiuskerk Arnhem (1964)
    136,6 m
    St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City (1626)
    92,5 m
    Grote of Sint-Jacobskerk Den Haag (1424)
    136,4 m
    St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna, Austria (1433)
    90,4 m
    Abbey Tower of Long John, Middelburg (14th century)
    134,8 m
    Neuer Dom, Linz, Austria (1924)
    You may come across different heights on the internet. This may be due to the inclusion or exclusion of, for example, the cross or a weathercock.

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