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Kasteel de Haar

Address: Kasteellaan 1, | 5km (3 miles) W of Maarssen, Haarzuilens, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 030 677-38-04
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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195 reviews 195 reviews
110 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Vianen, The Netherlands
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

the castle is absoltuely gorgeous,, but dont go for the tour as its of the castle its of the kitchens,,and to be honest how many kitchens do u want to see, i was very dissapointed wanted to see some of the castle , but none the less and the price for this tour was pretty high , if u go... More 

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Innisfail, Australia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
25 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

After so many great reports about a must see to visit. It was very over priced and really not worth the money paid. 16 Euro per person for the tour and walk in the gardens. Tour was of the many kitchens and a couple of dining rooms. Tour guide spoke entirely in Dutch with so many other nationalities all handed... More 

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Evora, Portugal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This castle, the biggest in Netherlands, looks like the ones we see in the fairytale books. There are only guided visits to the interior and, if you are a lucky person,the tour will be in english (otherwise, try to learn dutch). It´s a pitty that you are not allowed to see most of it, only the kitchens and some living... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This does not seem to be a very well known castle, even among the Dutch, but wat a gem it is! Beautiful castle and surrounding buildings & gardens. You could spend quite a few hours wandering around and admiring the various parts of castle and grounds. A tour through the castle is also a must!

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