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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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  • We were recommended riding our hired bikes to the castle. SO glad we did. The castle itself is so professionally set out, you don't have to wander aimlessly, but follow a clear path through the castle...  more »
  • A great visit. Worth visiting. This is a highlight in the area. This has lovely grounds as well. We spent a couple hours here and had coffee at the local restaurant on the grounds. Loved it here.  more »
  • This great and beautiful castle is located just outside the city of Utrecht. It is very well maintained and they organize many events. We didn't have a lot of time for the visit so we only had tickets...  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.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful castle, they've kept the interior in its original state. It was really interesting to see! It's also fun to walk through the garden.
  • Beautiful place! Good for a destination of cycling. Museumkaart is available.