WHAT IS DOM UNDER? - AN UNDERGROUND DISCOVERY
The secrets of Utrecht’s Dom Square have been revealed. The entrance to the underground space where you can view 2,000 years of Dutch history is in the middle of Dom Square. A route under the centuries old square can be followed with a special torch to discover all sorts of archeological finds. History literally springs to life as the torch activates stories and animated films.
DOMunder allows you to experience history from the time the Romans built the castellum Trajectum, around 45 A.D. And why was Utrecht the center of the Netherlands in the middle ages? You can even experience the destructive tornado that caused the nave of the Dom Cathedral to collapse in 1674. DOMunder brings the history buried under the Dom Square to life for all to experience and see, young and old alike.
A visit to DOMunder begins at Domplein 4: here you can purchase tickets and visit ancient cellars.
DEPARTURE TIMES & ADMISSION PRICES
- Tuesday till Sunday: 10.30* / 11.30 / 12.30* / 13.30 / 14.30 / 15.30 / 16.30 hrs
- * Only during holidays and in the weekend
- Open on Monday during holidays
- DOMunder is closed on 1 Januari, 27 April and 26 December
- Adults € 11,-, Student/Child € 8,50
- Audio & info also in English & German
- A visit takes about 75 minutes
- Children recommended from 8 years and over
- Buy your ticket online as DOMunder is a popular attraction and ticket availability can be limited
- The DOMunder ticketdesk is open from Tuesday till Sunday 10.00 till 16.30 hrs
- Payment only by card
Dom Square is the perfect starting point for a visit to Utrecht. The Gothic Dom Church and its beautiful Pandhof, the Dom Tower and Utrecht University’s University Hall are all located on Dom Square. There are many cafes and restaurants nearby and tourist information can be had at Tourist Info. The Museum Quarter is a stone’s throw away, as is the shopping area along the Oudegracht.
The Dom square is the historical centre of Utrecht. Both on foot and by public transport the Dom Square is easily accessible.
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT
The Dom Square is located about 15 minutes on foot from the main railway station in Utrecht. From the station hall, walk through Hoog Catharijne in the direction of the centre and keep to the right into the direction of the Godebaldkwartier. At the foot of the moving staircases, turn left and cross the Catharijnesingel (main road). Walk into the city and after 200 metres, follow the bend to the right (ignore the Mariastraat on your left). This will lead you to the Mariaplaats. Turn left into the Zadelstraat. You now see the Dom Tower in front of you. Walk underneath the Dom Tower and on your lefthand side you see the starting point and ticketdesk of DOMunder at Dom Square 4.
Alternatively, take a Bus to 'Janskerkhof'. Click here for more information.
Due to work in and around Utrecht over the next months, please refer to the site of the Municipality of Utrecht for the latest updated information. This site also provides a route finder. The address of the Springweg car park is Strosteeg 83, within five minutes on foot from the Dom Square
WALKING ROUTE TO THE DOM SQUARE FROM THE CAR PARK SPRINGWEG
From the Springweg car park, take the Oudegracht exit (stairwell, rear, alleyway). Turn left on the Oudegracht and walk through the shopping street (Lijnmarkt). Take the first street on your right and you will see the Dom Tower. Walk underneath the Dom Tower and on your lefthand side you see the starting point and ticketdesk of DOMunder at Dom Square 4.
This key map provides an advisory route to the Dom Square.