Visit the Duivenvoorde country estate
Duivenvoorde was originally a 13th-century residential tower with a moat around it. Its defensive role became less and less important, and the castle became a place for rich, noble families to escape city life during the summer months. The castle was given its current look thanks to the extensive refurbishments that were carried out in 1631 and 1717. Since 1960, the castle is open to the public as a museum. Duivenvoorde has a unique collection of family portraits, silver objects, Delft Blue pottery and Chinese and European porcelain.
Duivenvoorde Castle collection
The beautiful entrance hall is still in its original state. Take a guided tour past the gorgeous rooms which have been decorated to appear as if people are still living in them. The tour will take you past the highlights of the collection, including the library in Empire style, a cabinet with gold leather wallpaper, the “Turkish Room” with its chintz wall covering, a fully furnished ironing room, and ending in the gorgeous and stately Marot Room. The tours may only be taken accompanied by a guide, and are given Tuesday through Saturday starting at 2:00 p.m.
Holland’s castles and country houses
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