These days you can see the beautiful collection of porcelain, music instruments and family portraits from the 18th and 19th centuries in Amerongen Castle. Some of the rooms were renovated around 1900 and embellished by Pierre Cuypers, the architect of the Rijksmuseum and De Haar Castle. After WWI the proprietors of Amerongen, the Count of Aldenburg Bentinck, offers the refugee emperor Wilhelm II sanctuary. The emperor remained there until he moved into nearby Huis Doorn in May 1920. Amerongen Castle is remembered as the place where Wilhelm II renounced his throne.
10 hectares of castle gardens
The surrounding gardens are also magnificent. A walk along the borders, past the rose garden, the children’s playhouse and the beautiful trees, including a 300-year-old oak, is definitely worth the effort. With a total area of 10 hectares (25 acres), four centuries of history are on display in the gardens.