The Dom tower with his height of 112 metres is the highest church tower of Holland and gives a breath taking view over the historical city. Climb the 465 steps of the Dom and enjoy the amazing view from different heights! Up until today the Dom still has 14 centuries old big clocks which form the voice of the tower. These extremely heavy clocks are rung on Sundays and tidal days, so everyone in the city centre is able to hear them. Besides the guided tours, the Dom tower also organises special, education projects for young and old!
Cruise over the canals
A great opportunity to view the city in a different way is to take a cruise over the old canal and the outside canals of the city. The historical city centre of Utrecht is beautiful to admire from the water, what makes a cruise a real recommendation. During the cruise which takes an hour, you will see Medieval washing places, gorgeous canal houses and the most beautiful historical fronts. Of course you will also see the Dom tower and you will float across the wharfs where Utrecht is known for. On your way you will be guided by a guide who loves to tell you everything about the city in different languages!
Utrecht is the perfect city for a day full of shopping! The old buildings and picturesque streets in Utrecht form a beautiful scene for a shopping day, some drinks or to sit down at a cosy restaurant. Besides all the big stores we all know, there are also multiple small and unique stores to discover. Most of the stores are located in the area between the Central Station and the old canal. The shops are open every day of the week and on Thursday evening the stores are open for late night shopping. Also there are lots of opportunities for a delicious lunch if you would like to take a break. There are various cosy cafés and lunchrooms in the shopping streets if you want to sit down and relax for a while.