Dom Tower – Utrecht, Netherlands

Dom Tower

Utrecht, Netherlands

A personal photo from a penpal – taken from her balcony

The Dom Tower (Cathedral Tower, Dutch: Domtoren) of Utrecht is the tallest church tower in the Netherlands, at 112.5 metres (368 feet) in height, and the Gothic-style tower is the symbol of the city. The tower was part of the Cathedral of Saint Martin, Utrecht, also known as Dom Church, and was built between 1321 and 1382, to a design by John of Hainaut. The cathedral was never fully completed due to lack of money. Since the unfinished nave collapsed in 1674 the Dom tower became a free standing tower.  The tower stands at the spot where the city of Utrecht originated almost 2,000 years ago. Read more – click here

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