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Muiderslot, Muiden

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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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  • Unlike many castles I've been to you're able to actually explore the castle on your own. A big plus in my opinion - the cost is 17 Euros a person, but you get to walk around the entire area surroundin...  more »
  • Such a well preserved castle. The city is so calm and not full of visitors. Be prepare to walk a lot but you´ll be amazed of the beautiful city. There´s a bakery close the castle where you can buy del...  more »
  • Attractive modern museum especially in combination with a visit to Muiden and Pampus. A must have (done). 
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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.