On the photo – Hoensbroek Castle
Our collection of Dutch castles, estates, and castle gardens that we enjoyed in the Netherlands and recommend to you. Almost every castle is a museum, we recommend you to visit and see from the inside. Usually, the surrounding territories are large and beautiful enough to hike or cycle around. Enjoy!
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Het Loo Palace
Our #1 most beautiful palace in the Netherlands that used to be a summer residence for the royal family. Its old, chique interior will conquer your heart.
The castle combines a museum, castle garden park, authentic paintings, decorated rooms, a kitchen, a porcelain collection, and a place to fish.
See it in autumn. The Landgoed Staverden consists of a castle, water mills, several farms, and a park. You will also find a hidden church in the woods.
With over 4,400 ha of land, it is one of the unforgettable places for cycling, walking, or just a romantic trip. Its landscape alternates between parks, forests, heather fields, meadows, and farms.
This castle-gardens is an awesome travel tip when in Overijssel province. Its Statue Garden by renowned Dutch and international artists and modern art collection inside the castle is fun.
De Haar Castle
The most beautiful and unique Christmas market you will find only in Kasteel De Haar -the biggest and most luxurious castle in the Netherlands, half an hour from Amsterdam.
Markiezenhof City Palace
This museum, once a residential palace, is the oldest city palace in the Netherlands. Combine visiting Markiezenhof when in Bergen op Zoom.
Jachthuis St Hubertus
The most iconic building in the Netherlands is located in the Veluwe National Park. The former residence of the Kröller-Müller art couple.
Estate Kasteel Oud Poelgeest
Discover this estate, museum, castle, and culinary restaurant while visiting beautiful Leiden. Overnight in the hotel here instead of a busy city.
We celebrated King’s Day with a picnic in the gardens of this castle – one of the most beautiful examples of a country houses from the Rococo period.
It’s history stretches back to 12th century and it is absolutely a must-see castle in the province of Gelderland. You are welcome to have a wedding here
This is a medieval castle, also known as the Amsterdam castle because of its proximity to Amsterdam. You can easily cycle here or take a boat.
Amerongen Castle in Utrecht province
With its authentic interior and gardens, it accomodated many nobles over the years including German Kaiser Wilhelm II who signed his abdication right here
Park garden of Trompenburg
In the summer, this 17th-century structure near Hilversumit is a green area to walk. Several times per year the castle is open to the public on monument days.
Castle Gardens Arcen
It’s one of the most beautiful flower and plant parks in Europe with 15 unique gardens. In autumn, it’s a paradise where various landscapes and styles collide.
One of the oldest castles on the river Vecht nearby Utrecht. The castle has not been renovated since 1752, so the interiors are well-preserved; also a flower garden.
Built in the 15th century, now it’s a museum Popta Castle where visitors look around various rooms, still delicately furnished in 17th and 18th-century style.
A wonderful estate for a spring walk, a photo shoot, or bird spotting. The castle is open to the public almost all year round, You can book a tour from 11am to 5pm.
This museum is the former residence of the last German Emperor Wilhelm II, who fled to the neutral Netherlands in 1918 after the German was defeated.
You have been to Keukenhof but I bet you miss the Keukenhof castle. This beautiful estate has plenty of monuments, castle gardens, and flowers.
It dates back to 1326, now it’s a museum with a magnificent art collection. In spring, enjoy the magnolias here. Its glass bridge is unique in the Netherlands.
Huis Bergh Castle
One of the largest castles in the Netherlands, located in Gelderland province.
The Hackfort Estate combines a walking forest, coach house, gardener’s house, water mill, and farms. Visit in spring.
Learn one of the most famous stories in Dutch history. Afterward, see and touch the gracious wild horses grazing nearby.
It is known as a mini-castle of Friesland since the 15th century. Here you will enjoy a museum inside and the gardens.
Chateau St Gerlach nearby Valkenburg
A luxurious 5* hotel nearby Valkenburg. You will sit between a vineyard, herb gardens, an orchard, a rose garden, and a church with 18th-century frescoes.
Genhoes Castle in Limburg
This castle is not open to the public because a family lives there. But you are free to walk by and make a photo while hiking in Oud Valkenburg.
Amelisweerd & Rhijnauwen
Enjoy nature and all the good things these two estates have to offer. Here you will admire special flora and fauna while hiking in fresh air any season.
Schaloen Castle in Limburg
Only in Limburg, you will find castles made of limestone. That’s why they are so yellow. Schaloen Castle is also a 3* hotel and a garden that is open to the public.
Beeckestijn en Velserbeek Estates
Just 20 min from Amsterdam, yet not many people know about these two beautiful estates that are adjacent to each other. Good for hiking in any season.
Terworm Castle in Limburg
Kasteel Terworm is located in the Limburg province. This is also a 4* hotel and restaurant. It’s surrounded by a forest, so it’s good for hiking here.
Kasteel Ijsden, built in 1637, is located in the Limburg province. On its territory, you will find several farm buildings, a gatehouse, and a castle-park. During our visit it was clo
De Kelder Castle
The current castle is only half of what it once was because a fire destroyed some parts in the 17th century. Not open to visitors but you can cycle around while in the Kruisbergse woods.
This beautiful castle is located in Zeeland province in the village of Haamstede. The autumn colors make it colorful. Try to cycle from here to the Westerlicht lighthouse and surrounding dunes.
Kasteel Hoensbroek is one of the largest and most accessible castles in Europe. There are always many games for kids to play, but its medieval style is too empty.
Restaurant Kasteel Heemstede was completely renovated in 2002 and now houses a prestigious restaurant with one Michelin star. It’s located in the Utrecht province.
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