Castle Verwolde

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Castle Verwolde

Castle Verwolde in Laren is a paradise for anyone who loves nature and culture. The classical nobleman’s residence dating back to 1776 is located in gorgeous surroundings in a large private country estate. Accompanied by a guide, you can enjoy the beautiful landscape architecture, the art treasures in the castle, and then savor a high-tea in the tearoom afterwards.

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Castle Verwolde in Laren is a paradise for anyone who loves nature and culture. The classical nobleman’s residence dating back to 1776 is located in gorgeous surroundings in a large private country estate. Accompanied by a guide, you can enjoy the beautiful landscape architecture, the art treasures in the castle, and then savor a high-tea in the tearoom afterwards.

Former splendor

For 200 years, Castle Verwolde was inhabited by various generations of the same family. In 1977, the house and surrounding gardens were transferred to the ‘Vrienden der Geldersche Kasteelen’ foundation. This foundation restored both the house and the gardens (built in 1926 by the landscape architect Hugo Poortman) to their full former splendor.

Even before it was built in 1776, Castle Verwolde had had a turbulent history. There had already been a castle on this location as early as 1179, which was stormed and destroyed in the 16th century. Years later, Castle Verwolde was rebuilt to become the monument that it is today.

Guided tour

Guests may only visit castle accompanied by a tour guide. A walking route has been laid out that runs through the park and the garden, taking visitors past boxwood topiary figures, flower borders, lawns and a conifer garden. Castle Verwolde also has a tearoom where you can enjoy refreshments indoors or outdoors, weather permitting. (Only open to visitors to the castle and/or gardens.) Castle Verwolde is only open to the public from April 1 to October 31.

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Jonker Emilelaan 4
7245TL Laren

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