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Kasteel de Haar

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Address: Kasteellaan 1, | 5km (3 miles) W of Maarssen, Haarzuilens, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 030 677-38-04
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The most stunning castle I have ever seen

This castle is just stunning and so beautifully restored. The tour is great, but you are not allowed to take pictures (not even without flash) which is such a shame. We also had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This castle is just stunning and so beautifully restored. The tour is great, but you are not allowed to take pictures (not even without flash) which is such a shame. We also had a look around in the Chatelet, which was OK, but did not add a lot to what we had already seen. The gardens are also beautiful especially... More 

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London
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76 reviews 76 reviews
51 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

See how the rich lived in luxury at this wonderful castle. It is one of the attractions covered by the Museumkart. Restored from a ruin in the 19th century by the Van Zuylen baron (using his rich wife's money, she was a Rothschild), it is a showcase for how the wealthy lived. No expense was spared, the master architect Cuypers... More 

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utrecht
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41 reviews 41 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Terrific castle and beautiful quiet garden where you can wander around for about one hour. We skipped the inside and still loved the trip. It does need to be sunny to really enjoy it. Forget the catering and go to the nearby town for lunch.

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Herentals, Antwerpen, Belgium
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120 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Castle De Haar was constructed between 1892 and 1912 on the site of an older, ruined stronghold. Architect Pierre Cuypers opted for a neo gothic style but equipped the edifice with the most advanced comfort of those days. The interior of the castle can only be admired during a guided tour lasting about one hour. Be aware that tour topics... More 

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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208 reviews 208 reviews
117 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The outside is somenthing of a fairytale. The castle is beautiful, well maintained and with gardens beautiful even with snow. My kids had a lot of fun trying to find their way inside the maze. On the down side, no tours available in English and even the ones in dutch were sold out early in the moring when we arrived,... More 

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Rotterdam
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We were visiting "De Haar" on a winters day, for a "fairytale-tour". Taking a tour is the only way to see the inside of the castle. Tours are not suitable for people that have difficulties walking. Before or after such a tour you can walk the gardens or have something to eat or drink. Taking pictures is not allowed inside,... More 

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Pretoria
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The castle is beautiful and the visited areas are in great conservation condition but the tour is only in Dutch (English guide sheets) and you only visit some areas and not the complete castle.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We went to the Country and Christmas Fair on the grounds of the castle. The castle is absolutely unique and the grounds are immaculate. The christmas market is well organised with different stalls spread out in the park of the castle. I particularly liked the quality of the products the stalls offered: no junk but quality foods and home decorations... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The base portion of this castle was built in the 1200's, then rebuilt after the owner married a family with a lot of money and they decided to rebuild the castle. The tour in Dutch (there is other language translation sheets available) is mostly of the kitchens, the greeting rooms and children's dining room. The remainder of the castle is... More 

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Modi'in, Israel
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This was an outstanding half-day trip, so close to Amsterdam. The castle itself and its gardens are beautiful and it is so nice to walk, relax and imagine how it would be to be so rich.. Do not miss the guided tour inside the castle. It's certainly worth the cost. Excellent value, definitely worth a visit.

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