Castles

There are more than 1000 castles in Holland. Most of the castles in Holland, some of which may be called a slot (manor house) or a burcht (fortress), were built during the Middle Ages as defensive structures. Over the years, the purpose of these castles changed, and many become more of a country estate or palace, where the privileged citizens would spend the summer months to relax. These days, many castles are a local attraction where visitors come to admire the architecture, art collections and gardens. Several castles focus primarily on children, giving them the opportunity to pretend they are knights or damsels for a day. The castles of Holland offer something for everyone, reason enough to visit a castle.

  • Kasteel de Haar

    Be enchanted by the largest castle of Holland.

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  • Muiderslot

    Muiderslot Castle is one of the most famous castles in Holland.

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  • The Menkemaborg

    The Menkemaborg is a unique 14thcentury estate with large rooms, a beautiful organ and gorgeous gardens.

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  • Hoensbroek Castle

    Hoensbroek Castle houses a beautiful castle museum with great activities for kids, and has an interesting collection of centuries-old objects on display.

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  • Groeneveld Castle

    Groeneveld Castle has truly breathtaking gardens. You can also explore the scenery around Groeneveld with a forest ranger from the Dutch Forest Service.

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  • Sypesteyn Castle

    Located in the Vecht region, Sypesteyn Castle is a beautiful castle with a splendid art collection and gorgeous gardens.

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