Stadskasteel Oudaen

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Stadskasteel Oudaen

In the heart of Utrecht you will find Stadskasteel Oudaen. In 1280, one of the city’s wealthiest families commissioned the construction of the castle. In those days, a stone house was something special. Indeed, it took more than a century before the tower was completed, becoming the tallest structure of Utrecht. Throughout the city’s history, the castle has always played an important role. Nowadays it houses a restaurant, allowing you to combine a tour with a drink or a meal.

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In the heart of Utrechtyou will find Stadskasteel Oudaen. In 1280, one of the city’s wealthiestfamilies commissioned the construction of the castle. Inthose days, a stone house was something special. Indeed, it took more than acentury before the tower was completed, becoming the tallest structure ofUtrecht. Throughout the city’s history, the castle has always played animportant role. Nowadays it houses a restaurant, allowing you to combine a tourwith a drink or a meal. 

Purpose of Stadskasteel Oudaen

Stadskasteel Oudaen was originally a medievaldefensive tower house, many of which were built at Oudegracht in thisepoch. The castle derives its name from a later owner, Dirck van Houdaen. In 1758, Stadskasteel Oudaen was taken over by the DutchReformed church, which turned it into a home for the poor and elderly. Twocenturies later, the premises housed the Roman Catholic student associationVeritas for a few years, before the castle was turned into a cateringestablishment.

Oudaen Brewery

Today Stadskasteel Oudaen is one of thebest-known restaurants in Utrecht.You can enjoy meals or drinks from early in the morning until late in theevening. As the castle can accommodate large parties, it is no surprise thatreservations are often made well in advance for meetings and weddingreceptions. Stadskasteel Oudaen also boasts its own brewery, where varioustypes of beer are brewed. For more information about brewery tours and thecastle’s history, contact Stadskasteel Oudaen.

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Stadskasteel Oudaen
Address: 
Oudegracht 99
3511AE Utrecht
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