Largest Gothic Tower Of The Netherlands: Dom Tower In Utrecht
My friends and I were almost thrown out of the Dom Tower for ringing a few gigantic clock tower bells in the top of the Dom confusing the citizens of Utrecht.
Since I have been out of the country for such a long time I thought it would be a good idea to explore a major Dutch every time when visiting the Netherlands.
My brother and my best friend went to Utrecht by train to check out the Dom Tower, which is a famous tower in the Netherlands.
After grabbing some snacks from the local wall snackbar we jumped on the train heading to Utrecht Central Station.
The Dom Toren is huge, I have never walked so many stairs in my life. We were almost kicked out for ringing a massive bell as you can see in the video.
The Dom Toren, or Dom Church, was the cathedral of the diocese of Utrecht during the Middle Ages.
Once the country's largest church and only cathedral, dedicated to Saint Martin of Tours, it has been a Protestant church since 1580.
The building is the one church in the Netherlands that closely resembles the classic Gothic style as developed in France.
All other Gothic churches in the Netherlands belong to one of the many regional variants. Unlike most of its French predecessors, the Dom Church has only one tower, the 112 m (368 ft) high Dom Tower, which is the hallmark of the city.
Highlights: Kroketjes, NS train, Dom Toren, Coffeeshop, Utrecht canals and the Lawinepijl