Utrecht becomes a city

Time Travel Lofen Palace

Wander through the remains of the former imperial Lofen Palace and discover how Utrecht became a city

Combination tours

Only available in Dutch at the moment.
NL 1 - 1,5 HOUR(S)
  • What is a Time Travel Lofen Palace?

    On 2 June 1122, Emperor Henry V granted the people of Utrecht town privileges in his palace called ‘Lofen’. The palace burnt down in 1253, but the remains are still located in cellars between Domplein and the Vismarkt. They haven’t been accessible for decades, until now.

    Visit this ‘birthplace’ of the city and travel through time, back to Utrecht in 1122 when it functioned as the capital of the Netherlands. A visit is always with a guided tour and available in English (and Dutch).

  • How much does a Time Travel Lofen Palace cost?
    • Adult € 10,-
    • Student / Child (recommended for children from 8 years and over) € 7,50
  • Who can visit Lofen Palace?
    • Everyone
    • Lofen Palace is recommended for children from 8 years and over
    • Audio & info is available in Dutch & English
    • Lofen Palace has limited access for people with disabilities, please contact us for the possibilities
  • How can I buy a ticket for the Time Travel Lofen Palace?
    • Always online
    • In the Utrecht Shop / Tourist Information Centre, Domplein 9
    • No cash
    • Museumcard is not valid
  • How do I exchange a (gift) voucher for a Time Travel Lofen Palace?

    You can exchange a voucher for a Time Journey Palace Lofen as follows:

    • Choose a day and available tour in the ticket shop
    • Select the number of tickets you want and click on ‘NEXT’
    • Enter the voucher code(s) in ‘ENTER DISCOUNT CODE’

Opening hours

Lofen Palace is located between the Domplein and the Vismarkt in the centre of Utrecht. The ticketoffice and start of the Time Travel Lofen Palace is at Domplein 9, the Utrecht Shop / Tourist Information Centre.

The Domplein is easibly accessible both by foot and by public transport.

A visit to Lofen Palace is always with a guided tour. Check out the ticketshop for current available tours. Buy your ticket in advance online as Lofen Palace is a popular attraction and ticket availability can be limited.

Opening hours Tourist Information Centre Domplein
Every day from 10.00 – 5.00 pm.
Lofen Palace is closed on Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and King’s Day (27 April).

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