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Address: Langbroekerweg 10, 3941 MT Doorn, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 0031(0)343-421020
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Tour the house of an emperor

Hidden in the woods at the outskirts of Doorn is a small castle where emperor Wilhelm spend his days after WW1 defeat. The house is filled with memorabilia ( eg a copy cast of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
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Greater Utrecht area
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Greater Utrecht area
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Hidden in the woods at the outskirts of Doorn is a small castle where emperor Wilhelm spend his days after WW1 defeat. The house is filled with memorabilia ( eg a copy cast of Nefertite statue), decorations, swords, personal belongings. The tour guide takes you round the house and has much to tell, interesting stories. Warmly recommended if you're into... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

As someone who has an interest in this era of history it was very fascinating to visit the house. We were the only two people on the tour and so our guide spoke in English. I think we got more than the standard tour as it took 1 hr 40mins. He was so informative and enthusiastic, possibly encouraged by our... More 

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Huis Doorn is a fascinating, historically important and unusual place to visit. But why was there no real information or tour in English? Out of the 20 people in our guided tour 3 of us were British, 3 American and 2 (English speaking) Germans, so it was very annoying that the tour was only given in Dutch. Our obviously knowledgeable... More 

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Bath England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

As we were going on to visit WW1 sites around Ypres it seemed appropriate to see the Kaiser's home and mausoleum whilst we were in Holland. Although it was fascinating to look around we missed so much as the tour is only in Dutch. Our guide spoke English but only pointed out things to us that had belonged to Queen... More 

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uk res
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

A fascinating place where the Kaiser spent his exile years. The fact that a man with so much blood on his hands was allowed to live here indicates a worrying attitude of certain Dutch at that time. A well maintained house.....but why not a balanced approach to the man rather than the PC tour as at present?

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

A most unusual place to visit. Kaiser Wilhelm II years in exile were spent here. It nearly closed a few years ago until some subsidies/charity money and lots of volunteers brought the house back in an excelent state of repair. Most of the Kaiser's personal belongings are still kept here as if time stood still. Although Wilhelm was a nutter,... More 

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San Antonio, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Huis Doorn is where Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany spent his last twenty years in exile. Today, the house and grounds are a private museum, kept, as much as possible, in the condition it was in when Wilhelm died in 1941. As can be expected, the collection is extremely rich. Of particular interest to me was the plethora of objects... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Huis Doorn is a fascinating place that brings to life the pitiful end of the Kaiser and his family. HOWEVER: seeing that the Dutch were among the LEAST involved of all Europeans in the First World War and the denouement of the Kaiser's reign, it is ironic that, other than the odd guided tour in German, there are no non-Dutch... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

The palace is beautiful. Can only be visited by joining a guided tour, max 15 people, 9 EUR pp. This is really a reasonable price, the rooms are beautifully styled, the (dutch) guide is very knowledgeable and friendly. Don;t forget the beautiful park. Would recommend the palace to all from the age of 12 and above.

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Burford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

A must visit. The house which was sold to the German Emperor by Audrey Hepburn's grandmother, is particularly well maintained and very much alive with masses to see. Excellent value. The guided tour is in Dutch but detailed explanations of each room in English are available. Photos without flash are allowed. A genuine warm welcome from everyone involved i.e. from... More 

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