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Slot Zuylen

Address: Tournooiveld 1, Oud-Zuilen, 3611 AS Utrecht, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 030 2440255
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Ranked #16 of 38 Attractions in Utrecht
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Sun 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Bussum, The Netherlands
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This castle with its interesting gardens is where Belle van Zuylen, famous 18th century writer (in French!) lived. Were interesting and in a beautiful position on the river, the ideal bicycle outing (though the is a bus going there as well). Good restuarants around.

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Vleuten, The Netherlands
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I live pretty close to this castle and always include it in my running-routes. This castle was restored to host parties to the rich and famous in the 1950's It is rather lovely. Me and my wife often go for a stroll in the beautifull gardens surounding the castle. You have to pay a nominal fee to get in the... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Cycled from Utrecht to the castle. Not open until 2pm and you had to precook tour of house, so we could only go to the gardens. Nice gardens and relaxing for a couple of hours.

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Clearwater, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

It was closed when I arrived so unfortunately I couldn't take a tour, however I did walk the grounds and it was beautiful!

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Estepona, Spain
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327 reviews 327 reviews
115 attraction reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Slot Zuylen is well preserved and maintained. Strolling through the many nicely decorated rooms and romantic venues, you feel how live has been in this era. The garden is worth a walk, even as the weather doen't permit it. We had the luck to watch a falconer.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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133 reviews 133 reviews
31 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We passed here on our way to the lakes (direction of Amsterdam) and though I always appreciate a nice castle, I think I would probably not have bothered as a single destination. I appreciated to read up on the history, and the castle looks very elegant from the outside, but other then a quick look inside and a nice walk... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

I only saw it from the outside. it's quite a nice athmospere and you can take beautiful pictures. It is located on on my run route

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Jackson, Wyoming
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81 reviews 81 reviews
48 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

We didn't tour this castle as it had just closed but it had the traditional mote and bridge. The castle was more traditionally square in shape. We plan to return and see the inside which was occupied by the first woman feminist of the Netherlands. She wrote many letters which are now on display in resin for visitors to follow... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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338 reviews 338 reviews
206 attraction reviews
343 helpful votes 343 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

Quite some ordeals where this castle had to go through during the past centuries, but nowadays it's a really beautiful museum-castle. During the guided tour through this magnificvent castle, history comes to life, lots of interesting figures lived in this castle, with, for me, the most important and well known one in the 18th century: Belle van Zuylen. She wrote... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

if you go on a boat, make sure the tour guide speaks english!!

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