Immediately north of the Domtoren, find the row of paving stones that mark the extents of the nave – across this extent is the Domkerk,...
The 19th-century buildings on the eastern side of Domplein are the ceremonial buildings of Utrecht University, surrounding the old...
This museum has a colourful collection of musical machines from the 18th century onwards. Hourly tours demonstrate them with gusto, and...
This lively bar is an absolute must for beer-lovers. It has 20 Benelux brews on tap and cheap food for absorption. There's a couple of...
Lokaal de Reunie
One of many atmospheric cafes near the cathedral tower, Lokaal de Reunie is distinguished by its attractive, airy interior.
Lonely Planet review
The Domtoren is 112m high, with 465 steps and 50 bells. It's a tough haul to the top but well worth the exertion, given that the tower gives unbeatable city views; on a clear day you can see Amsterdam. The guided tour, in Dutch and English, is detailed and gives privileged insight into this beautiful structure.
Finished in the 14th century, the cathedral and its tower are the most striking medieval landmarks in a city that once had 40 cathedrals. Appreciate the craft: it took almost 300 years to complete. In 1674 the North Sea winds reached hurricane force and blew down the cathedral's nave, leaving the tower and transept behind.