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Kasteel de Haar

Kasteellaan 1, | 5km (3 miles) W of Maarssen, Haarzuilens, The Netherlands
030 677-38-04
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Castles, Parks
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The gardens are great, but it is a new castle of which you can only visit two bedrooms, part of the basement, one dinningroom and one reception room. It was totally rebuilt in early 1900 and features the extravagant taste of their owners. If you like the medieval athmosphere usually expected when one visits a castle, that is not the... More

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The castle is beautiful the land as well but the tour is only in Dutch, if you wish to get another language you must use an audioguide which I don't mind but you still have to follow the guide that speak at the same time in Dutch which make it hard to understand the audioguide and you can't visit the... More

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Israel
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We went on a nice sunny day to this castle. Walked around the gardens for around an hour. The gardens are spread over a large area and they were very nice and relaxing. Later we took the castle tour. It showcased 10 rooms (out of the 200 rooms in the castle). But these are probably the most important and interesting... More

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Gibsonton, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We took the guided tour of the castle. Tour was in Dutch, but hand-outs in various languages were available. Gardens are not as extensive as some other castles we have visited, but the grounds were nice, and well-kept. Tour guide was helpful, and did speak English.

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9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This castle is really amazing. Therefore to see the castle is necessary to pay fee to entry to gardens. This fee isn't high, but fee for parking is high enough. I can only recommend to visit this beautiful castle. In the garden is also nice labyrinth.

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Haifa, Israel
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Very impressive castle, beautiful gardens, we planned 30-45 min visit and we stayed for more than two hours, even without entering the castle itself. Just one comment: Why charging 4 Euro for parking in an area that has no space issues ? the entrance fees are not high enough ?

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Byron Center, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This is one of the regions least known attractions. Many locals do not know this is open. Beautiful gardens and a first class tour. See how the Rothschilds lived at the turn of the 20th century. One month per year living there entertaining Royalty, stars and nobility. Attention to detail and no expense spared. This is a must see if... More

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Wyoming, United States
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This was an unplanned side trip for us as we found a half day of time before our plane out of country. Due to the time we had, we chose not to go inside but a peek through the door leaves me to think we would not have been disappointed had we the time to take the tour. The bad:... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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157 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is a great visit if you are interested in castles. De Haar is probably the biggest and most famous Dutch castles. It is located close to Utrecht and it takes some half a hour from Amsterdam. The place has a huge area with very beautiful gardens, which are nice for walking during sunny days (when you are lucky to... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Visited the castle - just because it was convenient from the place we are staying. I was of the attitude - "you've seen one castle, you've seen them all"....but this castle is very very different! Owned by the Rothschild billionaire family - you will be blown away from the kitchen, through the hall, the rooms, bathrooms - gives you a... More

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