In Gelderland, in the midst of a characteristically Dutch landscape shaped by the rivers Maas and Waal, the impressive Ammersoyen Castle has been standing tall since mediaeval times. The castle rises from a wide moat that has to be crossed twice to access the gate. Its historic interior brings the middle ages back to life.
- Travel back in time to the Middle Ages with a visit to this mediaeval castle.
- Marvel at archaeological artefacts.
- Explore the many chambers and halls that lie within the thick walls of the castle.
Archaeological gems at Ammersoyen Castle
Ammersoyen Castle was built around the year 1300 and is one of Holland’s best-known moated castles. It was constructed according to a new design introduced by Count Floris V, which includes the towers standing apart from the central building, making it easier to defend the castle. Ammersoyen holds centuries of history – in more ways than one. When the castle was restored during the last century, innumerable artefacts were found in its famous moat, including objects made from ceramics, glass, silver and bronze. Part of the finds are now exhibited in the castle, offering a priceless insight into more than 600 years of history.
Lots to see and do
Visitors to the castle can roam around its many halls and chambers, and see the towers, the mediaeval Great Hall and the ladies’ chambers. Guided tours are also available. There’s plenty to see and discover for children too, including treasure chests and exciting lookouts and hatches. They can try on parts of a suit of armor and there are fun (and educational!) games, too.
Castles in Holland
Holland’s landscape is punctuated by the turrets and towers of its many castles. And the province of Gelderland is especially rich in history and castles, offering visitors many opportunities to step back in time through centuries of grandeur and opulence.
The castle is open April through October, Tuesday to Sunday, 11:00-17:00; November through March, Sundays, 11:00-17:00. Open for groups on appointment throughout the year. Guided tours are available.
Prices: adults €9.50, children €5.25
We recommend: Don’t miss the regional products of Gelderland that you can try and buy. Make the most of top quality meat dishes or pick your own fruit.
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