Climb the Dom Tower
Being 112m and 32cm (369 ft) in height, the Dom Tower is the tallest church tower in the Netherlands.
The highest viewpoint is at 95 m (312 ft). From this platform you have a magnificent panoramic view of the city of Utrecht and its surroundings. During the climb the guide will pause at various levels in the tower for a brief explanation of the tower’s history. You are only allowed to climb the Dom Tower under the supervision of a guide. The guided tour of the Dom Tower will commence inside the Tourist Information Office (VVV) at the Domplein 9-10. Entrance tickets to the tower are sold inside the Tourist Information Office. Guided tours will be conducted in both Dutch and English if necessary.
The gothic Dom Church was built as a cathedral for the bishop of Utrecht and dedicated to St. Maarten.
The interior with many lavishly decorated tombs is impressive. The Dom church draws many people daily for a guided tour or a moment of silence and peace. The free Saturday afternoon concerts (3.30 pm) have been a household word in Utrecht for over thirty years.
The Centraal Museum is your gateway to art and culture from the world of Utrecht. From Rietveld to the Utrecht Caravaggists, from Dick Bruna to Moesman and from Viktor & Rolf to the centuries-old Utrecht ship. The museum has been housed in this medieval cloister on the Nicolaaskerkhof since 1921 and currently consists of an eclectic collection of buildings with a large courtyard at their centre. It’s a lovely place to wander through hallways and stairwells, and where you can be surprised by the various exhibitions.
Skip the queue and order your tickets online. You will receive your ticket by email and showing it on your smartphone at the entrance of the museum is sufficient.
City Boat Trip (Rederij Schuttevaer)
Utrecht is most beautiful from the water, so come aboard and enjoy the beautiful and cozy city! Utrecht has a rich history that has been well preserved. The skipper will gladly sail you on the beautiful canals and canals of the city of Utrecht.
From the tour boat you can see and enjoy the old wharf cellars, bridges and beautiful statues under the Pyke Koch lampposts. Along the Oudegracht are the beautiful canal houses and of course the Dom Tower. Along the way, extensive guides are provided in several languages.
Utrecht from Home
Discover the beautiful city of Utrecht and the Netherlands from your own home!
Take a tour through the city, walk along the canals, and enjoy the view from the top of the Dom Tower here.
If you have not seen enough of the city yet, you can take an additional city trip organised by the Centraal Museum of Utrecht on its website and explore its collection online as well.
Download the Discover Utrecht Document on your phone or tablet!
Discover the Netherlands
The Netherlands has flowers, windmills and wooden shoes, but the Netherlands has so much more to offer. Enjoy the bracing wind with a beach walk along the Dutch coast or a cycling tour of the Veluwe. Experience the welcoming hospitality of North Brabant and Limburg, the authentic charm of our Hanseatic cities and the Achterhoek in eastern Holland, and the freedom of the provinces of Friesland and Groningen with their wide horizons. Discover how the Dutch battle against the water in Flevoland, our newest province, and immerse yourself in Dutch culture in the modern metropolises, historic cities, and picturesque villages in the west of the Netherlands. www.holland.com
And best of all, you do not have to choose because all this and much more is within a two hour travel distance from Utrecht.
Need inspiration? Check out this document: Discover the Netherlands