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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. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Haarzuilens holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Kasteel de Haar and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Surprising, both by the foreign and domestic. This castle was only used one month a year, in September to organize social functions with the jet set. It belongs to the Rothschild family / Van Brett. The lobby is beautiful, the ceiling height is impressive. Outside of the castle with its flower beds is also refined. I loved this tour!
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  • We attended a wedding here and it was a magnificent venue- really lovely gardens, spectacular photo opportunities with water in the moat for reflections, inside the church if its raining, inside the c...  more »
  • The castle is well worth a visit. Our children of 8 and 11 thoroughly enjoyed the day and I am sure we would be happy to go back another year, as we didn't get chance to see all the park. There are fo...  more »
  • Best castle ever. It is really like in fairytale. for what you see price is not that much. Inside the castle people are really nice, explaining if you ask something. it is really good. You can spend the whole day here.
  • This is yet another beautiful castle in the Netherlands which one should visit. It is located in village Vleuten next to city Utrecht. It is huge and beautiful and the view of the garden is spectacular. The interior of the castle is much more amazing. Every year there will be different events held up. This is one great sightseeing which one should come every year.
  • We could get in with the Musium pass but if not it will disappointed. Looks beautiful outside and they only open some part of inside . The park is not very well taking care of.
  • The castle and the garden are beautiful, worth visiting. The inside of the castle was refurbished in the early 1900s so don't expect a medieval look. Instead you can see a very nice mixture of the medieval architecture with modern facilities and multi-cultural elements for decoration. The entrance fee is a bit pricy but it's still worth a visit.
  • Great location to enjoy a fully restored castle. Bring along your picknick set and have a great lunch enjoying the castle view.

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