the Dom Tower
Piecing together the history
As a high point in the city, the Dom Tower withstands a great deal of wind, rain, frost and sun damage. The tower therefore undergoes a complete restoration every 40-50 years on top of routine daily maintenance. The first restoration occurred between 1519 and 1525. But after the destructive storm of 1674, the tower fell into disrepair. The Dom Tower was then restored in 1836 – just in time as it was ready to collapse! A comprehensive restoration was needed in 1901 and lasted until 1932
The current restoration
The third complete restoration of the Dom Tower started in 2019 and will take until the end of 2024 to finish. The restoration started in 2019 and the prognosis is that it will be finished in 2024. The restoration focusses on the exterior of the tower. The team starts at the top and wil slowly make its way to ground level. No work will be done on the inside because the interior is in good condition.
The Dom Tower is open all year round. In addition to our guided tour in the summer, we regularly organize other activities and special tours in the tower. Check our agenda for more.
Book tickets with ease for your staircase tour in advance via our online ticket shop or the Tourist Information Centre at Domplein 9. This is also the starting point for guided tours of the Dom Tower. Please note: it is not allowed to take (hand) bags into the Dom Tower. We provide free lockers for this.
|Child 4-12 year
|Child 0-3 year
Combination tour ‘Under & Up de Dom’
Discover 2000 years of Domplein from top to bottom in 60 minutes. You visit the excavation of DOMunder under the Domplein and then take the stairs or elevator up the Domtoren.
NB! This visit is only given in Dutch!
|Under & Up de Dom (with stairs)
|Under & Up de Dom (with elevator)
Combination Ticket Museum Speelklok – Dom Tower
Get a great deal by purchasing a combination ticket for a visit to both the Dom Tower and Museum Speelklok!
Please note: this combination ticket is valid for 7 days and is not available through our digital ticket shop. Tickets are only for sale at the cash desk of Museum Speelklok or in the Utrecht Winkel / VVV on Domplein 9.