Kasteel de Haar, Haarzuilens

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Roam the formal gardens of Kasteel de Haar, and then head inside to admire the richly decorated and wood interior. Located just outside Utrecht, this medieval fortress is complete with ramparts, gates, drawbridges, and large gardens. It was fully restored and rebuilt in 1892 after a large donation from the Rothschild family, but previous structures on the land date back to 1391. The inhabitants, the Van Zuylen van Nyevelt family, passed ownership over to the foundation, but still reserve the right to spend one month at the castle per year. View the many pieces on display around the castle, all of which come from the Rothschild collection. Guided tours are available to see the kitchens, greeting rooms, and dining rooms, but are usually only conducted in Dutch. Before you head to Haarzuilens, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Haarzuilens trip maker site, to make sure you see all that Haarzuilens has to offer, including Kasteel de Haar.
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  • The interior of the castle is mesmerising. The archaic structure of castle gives altogether different vibe to the trip. Preferably visit the castle before 3pm. 
    The interior of the castle is mesmerising. The archaic structure of castle gives altogether different vibe to the trip. Preferably visit the castle before 3pm.  more »
  • A Very well maintained castle with beautiful surroundings. The staff is exceptionally friendly and chatty. A special attention is given to children. All staff was very nice but our special regards go....  more
    A Very well maintained castle with beautiful surroundings. The staff is exceptionally friendly and chatty. A special attention is given to children. All staff was very nice but our special regards go....  more »
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  • The place itself is amazing, it is without doubt the most beautiful and well maintained castle we have ever seen. However the entrance fee is very high (25 euros for the big and small castle) and the information available very low: some anecdotes on cardboard in some of the rooms. Many activities for children apparently but only in Dutch and not one translation in french when many french touch (children's books in the rooms) and architecture is originally from there. Such a shame!
  • What a marvellous day out! Fairy tale style castle set in beautiful grounds. Lots of rooms to visit and view. Excellent placard boards in each room (various languages), expanding on the use of the room over time. One word of caution - access to the castle is a NON starter for any one who needs a wheelchair or walker support.

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