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Utrecht: De Haar Castle and Park Entrance Ticket

1. Utrecht: De Haar Castle and Park Entrance Ticket

Immerse yourself in history at iconic De Haar Castle. Admire its picture book medieval architecture, see its opulent interior, learn about the famous guests who have stayed there, and explore its tranquil grounds. Encounter a medieval fortress with towers and ramparts, moats, gates, and drawbridges. Marvel at the setting as the fairytale-like castle rises majestically from parkland filled with impressive trees, old gardens, and ponds. Take a walk in its tranquil parklands. Visit the Rose Garden or Roman Garden. Discover its ponds and canals, as well as the many bridges, romantic vistas, and impressive avenues ideal for long walks or picnics.

Utrecht: De Haar Castle Gardens Entrance Ticket

2. Utrecht: De Haar Castle Gardens Entrance Ticket

Visit the tranquil landscaped parklands of the famous De Haar Castle. Discover its ponds and canals, as well as the many bridges, romantic vistas, and impressive avenues ideal for long walks or picnics. Explore castle grounds which are over 55 hectares in size. Encounter calming areas like the park forest and the former menagerie, ideal for an attractive private walk. Explore features like the maze, the large deer park, the romantic covered bridge, and the picnic meadow. Walk amongst some 7,000 trees, some of which are up to 140 years old. Visit areas like the Roman Garden, with its Ha Ha rampart, or see the Rose Garden, containing over 1,200 roses in 79 different varieties which bloom beautifully every summer.

From Amsterdam: Castle De Haar Guided Tour

3. From Amsterdam: Castle De Haar Guided Tour

Let us take you to the most beautiful castle in the Netherlands. We will leave Amsterdam at 10:15 in the morning. Kasteel de Haar is only a 45 minutes’ drive away from Amsterdam and takes you back in time. In a small group tour we have about 3.5 hours to visit the castle with its stunning rooms, its gardens, and the beautiful, landscaped park around it. Kasteel de Haar is characterized by its rich and extravagant history and the many special stories hidden behind the castle walls. During the transportation our local guide will tell you something about the Netherlands and answer all the questions you might have.

From Amsterdam: Private Day Trip to the Dutch Castles

4. From Amsterdam: Private Day Trip to the Dutch Castles

Get picked up from your accommodation by your professional guide and head first to Muiden Castle. Commissioned by Count Floris V in 1280, this 13th-century castle is one of the oldest in The Netherlands. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Muiden Castle is a quintessential medieval castle accessible only by drawbridge and featured in a number of shows and films set in the Middle Ages. Next up is De Haar Castle, the largest castle in the Netherlands once privately owned by the van Zuylen family. Learn about the fascinating history of the castle while you tour the exhibitions in its interior as well as the park and beautiful gardens surrounding it. Get driven back to your accommodation after the tour.

Private Castle Tour to Muiderslot and De Haar

5. Private Castle Tour to Muiderslot and De Haar

Begin the adventure with private pickup from your accommodation in Amsterdam. Sit back and relax as you leave the city behind and head into the rolling countryside on your way to Muiden Castle, known in Dutch as Muiderslot. Upon arrival, feel transported into a fairy-tale world as you admire this impressive castle, built in the 13th century. Spend some free time exploring the castle and discover its rich history, which spans over 700 years. Marvel at the castle’s rooms, which remain exactly how they would have during the medieval era, and imagine what life here might have been like. As you explore, soak up the fascinating atmosphere of this unique location and see the selection of paintings that line the hallways. Kasteel de Haar is the largest and most luxurious castle in the Netherlands! The originally medieval castle is characterized by its rich and extravagant history and the many special stories hidden behind the castle walls. Come to Castle de Haar and get a unique insight into the flamboyant life of the van Zuylen family in the 20th century. The park and gardens surround the castle. The park is over 55 hectares in size. Avenues and winding routes criss-cross the park and gardens in various ways. The park forest and the former menagerie offer an attractive private walk. In addition, the maze, the large deer park, the romantic covered bridge and the picnic area by the pond are attractive destinations. The geometric gardens – such as the rose garden – provide a variety of scents, shapes and colours. The medieval house De Haar was probably founded in the course of the 13th century on a higher bank along a tributary of the Rhine. In 1391 De Haar is mentioned for the first time in writings. Originally, Castle de Haar was owned by a member of the Van der Haar family, who, as a servant to the Prince-Bishop of Utrecht, had enough prestige to build a fortified house for himself and his family. Exactly what this house looked like is not known. It became the life's work of Baron Etienne van Zuylen van Nijevelt: the rebuilding of the dilapidated De Haar family estate. And thanks to the fortune of his wife Hélène de Rothschild and the ideas of the great architect Pierre Cuypers, he succeeded wonderfully. One of the things that makes Utrecht's Castle de Haar so unique is the unprecedented opulence and un-Dutch luxury that the castle exudes, both inside and out. The Baron and his Baroness gathered during their flamboyant le At the end of a magical visit, hop back in the car for the return journey to your accommodation.

De Haar Castle, Utrecht and Muiderslot from Amsterdam by Car

6. De Haar Castle, Utrecht and Muiderslot from Amsterdam by Car

Add a touch of adventure to your stay in Amsterdam with a visit to the charming city of Utrecht and its crown jewel, De Haar Castle. Immerse yourself in a fairytale and explore one of the most luxurious castles of Europe with a Private Guide, who knows all of its secrets! Take a trip back in time to the glory days of the 19th-20th century! Choose the 5-hour option to travel from Amsterdam to Utrecht and visit De Haar Castle. For your convenience, a 5-Star Driver and Guide will pick you up directly from your accommodation in a clean, air-conditioned vehicle, so you can sit back and relax while traveling through the beautiful Dutch landscape. The first stop will be at De Haar Castle, the largest castle in Holland, which is located just outside Utrecht. The 700-years-old De Haar Castle is one of the most attractive fortresses in Europe, an enchanting image of a medieval fortress with towers, turrets, moats, gates, suspension bridges, and an extensive park area. It will make you feel as if you're in a real fairytale! Your Expert Guide will tell you the castle’s history and how it has changed since 1892. Inside you will admire luxurious interiors decorated with richly ornamented woodcarving and many works from the Rothschild collection, such a sthe rare carrier coach of the wife of a Japanese shōgun. After a guided tour of the castle, you will head to the historic center of Utrecht. This ancient city has been the religious center of the Netherlands since the 8th century and boasts many beautiful churches, such as the famous St. Martin’s Cathedral. Explore the heart of the Utretch and immerse yourself in local history and legends. Choose an 8-hour option to enhance your adventure with a visit to 1 more fantastic Dutch castle, the Muiden Castle (Muiderslot).This more than 700 years old castle is one of the most attractive fortresses in the Netherlands and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Feel its authentic medieval atmosphere, see the restored 17th century rooms and kitchen and a collection of arms and armor.

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What people are saying about De Haar Castle

Do not miss this tour !! We have seen plenty of castles before but this was on another level, made even better by our fabulous guide, Sarah. Her insight into ever detail about the castle and its history really made our tour. Sarah filled in the time getting to and from the castle with an enlightening commentary of Dutch politics and life in general. If you are looking for a small group tour definitely don’t miss this tour.

The guide Luba was excellent. She dropped us at the airport and the tour agency was helpful. Really recommend their service. Kudos and keep it up!

This tour is a do not miss. Best kept secret in the Netherlands. The small group of 6 was congenial and the guide was fantastic. Highly recommend.

We had a great trip to the beautiful Haar Castle! Susan was a wonderful guide! Highly recommend this tour and any tour with this group!

The Castle de Haar is absolutely beautiful and our guide, Sarah, was very knowledgeable and friendly.