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“Good Day Trip from Amsterdam” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Muiderslot

Muiderslot
Herengracht 1, 1398 AA Muiden, The Netherlands
+31 0294 256262
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Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Muiden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Good Day Trip from Amsterdam”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Quaint, pretty, family-friendly town bordering the water... certainly very pretty! The castle is great to roam! The gardens are beautiful - the grounds are spectacular. The castle, itself, wasnt super impressive. I've been to a few castles and I just wasnt super impressed by this one.

The museum element was okay. No rooms were done up to look as if they would have during the castle's heyday. The castle is very well preserved, if we're talking structure. It just doesnt have the financial firepower to be a standout castle, to me. Felt kind of hollow.

It's about a 1 1/2 hour bike ride from the city. I would recommend doing that, if its down your alley. You go through a very popular cycling and walking park and pass a WWII bunker museum on the way. I was amazed at how many people were out in those parks.

I really think Muiderslot (castle and town) is best for families with teens or young children or couples taking a break from Amsterdam, looking for something quiet and nice.

Visited January 2014
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Seneca, South Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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“Great Day Trip from Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Spend the day in Muiden, breathtaking small village. Nice stroll to Muiderslot Castle! We toured the castle alone, very romantic. :) the surrounding lake is nice too.

Visited September 2013
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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“Well kept castle in a great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I visited the castle on 3 March 2013. I enjoyed the trip, well organized place, clean and free wifi!

Visited March 2013
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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“Well preserved castle in a beautiful location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

The Netherlands doesn't have a large number of castles, since their defensive systems where largely based on their towns. This is arguably the finest castle in the Netherlands (at least its the most interesting I've been to). The location opposite the Royal Netherlands Yacht Club and beside the IJsselmeer lake is also superb. To make it a full day you can add a trip to Pampus (the ferry leaves from near the castle) or (my personal recommendation) to the nearby fortress town of Naarden Vesting.

Visited March 2013
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Paris, France
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“Well preserved day trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This is definitely tailored more towards children, but still interesting for an adult. There is a "tour" offered with entrance fee, but is given only in dutch. Other speakers will be given a card in their language describing the 5 rooms you will visit. Though I felt like missed out on some details not written on the info cards provided. The 5 room tour is about 30 mins long. The rest of the castle you view and climb the towers on your own. And take the bus from Amsterdam Amstel NOT a train from Central (learned the looonger way)

Visited October 2013
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