U6: Utrecht’s Dom tower

The Dom Tower (built between 1321 and 1382) is a distinguishing feature of Utrecht. It is 112.5 meters (368 feet) high and it can be climbed all the way. The Dom Tower is situated at the Dom square, less than a hundred yards from the entrance of University Hall where ISHS2014 is held. Originally, the tower was connected to a nave, which was destroyed in 1674 by a tornado See 2011 Science article on this storm. At the foot of the tower, you will find the Utrecht Tourist Office.


[Panorama of Utrecht by Joost Cornelisz. Droochsloot, around 1630 (Centraal Museum, Utrecht)]