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Muiderslot, Muiden

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Castle Tourist Spot
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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  • The Castle Muiderslot is definitely worth a visit. The whole complex is very large and there is plenty to see. However, you can commit the rooms of the Castle partially only with leadership.
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  • The history of Muiderslot Castle goes back to the 13th Century and it is said that it was established by Count Floris V. It is an important part of Dutch history, part of the Defence Line of Amsterdam...  more »
  • Grandma and Grandpa with 2 grandchildren aged 12 (j) and 7 years (m) on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. Grandpa and Grandma used their museum's annual pass. That could be used in a separate entrance but this did not work. We did not use the tour itself went on, and path. The climb of the tower was very adventurous and playing with the attribute was great fun for the children despite the crowds. The Dungeon was also something apart. There was some water in cm's. That made a huge impression on the children. It was a really nice experience for them.
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  • Beautiful!! It was a little out of the way from Amsterdam, but we found public transport to it. The castle, grounds, and gardens were very well kept. Inside the castle, there were many interactive displays for kids and adults; plus the displays were described in both Dutch and English. There were many stairs and small passages ways and therefore this attraction would only be good for able bodied individuals, but otherwise I would think everyone would enjoy it.
  • Nice place to see some Dutch history. A beautiful castle with nice tour through the various chambers. Tour was giving in both Dutch and English proficiently. Surrounding area is nice, a little empty as far as cafes and restaurants go. Castle is easily reachable from main highways.
  • Beautiful location where the castle stands. Great view from the tower's, the guide can tell stories like his living there..
  • Nice fort, has 2 routes you can follow though the structure. Each room has some information about the room and the castle (and its inhabitants) as a whole. Can highly recommend the movie about Muiderslot, it explains a lot. There seems to be a high focus on children, which can be a downside if you want to look around in peace.
  • Absolutely stunning place in really beautifull village. Guide was great. And hawk trainer was great too :)

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