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Muiderslot, Muiden
(4.2/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
Just a short distance from the bustling, modern center of Amsterdam, you can step into a medieval world at Muiderslot. The castle, which dates to the 14th century, was built to protect the important water trade route to Utrecht. Through the subsequent centuries, it served as a private residence and later a prison. One of the castle's most famous owners was 17th-century poet, historian, and playwright Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft. Now a museum, the castle has been restored to its 17th-century atmosphere, with authentic furniture, arms and armor, and examples of everyday life at the time. You can take a guided tour, or visit the castle's website to download a mobile guide app. Using our online itinerary creator, Muiden attractions like Muiderslot can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Beautiful castle, located in the old and very beautiful fortified town of muiden. Castle in which floris the 5th was being held and where he ultimately died. Muiderslot Castle is in very good condition and also has a few beautiful 17 century rooms where you through it is led by a great guide that you can tell a lot about the decor of these beautiful rooms. However, you must, you just sign up for this great beautiful tour. Outside the castle there is a beautiful garden where you will discover many plant species, also is there a herb garden with many different types of herbs. Around the Castle you can still walk along the ramparts and do you have a beautiful view of the water and the surroundings of muiden. Also in the place muiden you can still see many forts were part of the Dutch water line. Hereby the muiderslot Castle and fort pampus also heard. Fort pampus you can visit by boat to go from muiden. This boat is not far walk from the muiderslot. Furthermore, muiden many cosy and good restaurants for dinner after visiting the very beautiful and ancient fortress place muiden.
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  • This place is not very far from the city. How to get here from Amstel Station, you grab a bus, and then in another stop takes another bus which is that leaves you as a 1000 meters from the Castle. In this case had not even addresses of as and where to go to get to the Castle. There must be some tour that takes you and bring you door to door. The castle is beautiful and has facilities for the children to play and all. Was fun the experience but not the would do with little time in Amsterdam because I took all the day.
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  • The Muiderslot is a beautiful lock that well. The guide was enthusiastic and knew a lot fun facts to tell. Nice that there in no place ropes are stretched so you you really right in the life on the Muiderslot can delusions.
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  • It's a beautiful little castle on the banks of Ijmeer. Ideal for day trip from Amsterdam. We took a 30 minute bus ride from Amstel and then we walked for 15 mins. The walk was beautiful with small canals, pretty little houses, and lot of boats. Entrance is a bit expensive it's best to do it with a Museum card
  • Beautiful castle. Outside the castle there is a very good maintained meadow, a lake around the castle and a garden. Inside the walls of the castle there is the "main square" and there are 3 routes you can take. For one of these routes, you have to apply for but you can do that outside the castle. This is a guided route (on Dutch, but you can get a booklet on other languages) and there are a couple of them during the day. I strongly recommend taking the whole 3 tours. While going on these tours you will also be able to learn a lot and to have fun playing games like jousting, defending the castle or simply while taking pictures in medieval costumes. Definitely worth a visit, take at least 5 hours to properly see everything. The entrance is 13 euro. Bring your own food.
  • Now this is what I call a castle! A fantastic place to explore and with lots of fun to be had. You even get to try on knights' helmets. The perfect opportunity for a medieval selfie!
  • Nice and good equipped for kids. Less interesting for adults that have already visited other castles
  • Very nice daytrip for adults and kids. I've been a fan of this castle since I was a small child and have been there many times. This time it was special as it was 20 years ago. Very educational, friendly staff, good accomodation, a very fun place.