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“Beautiful grounds! Easy walk from Keukenhof gardens” 4 of 5 stars
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Keukenhof Castle
Keukenhof 1, Lisse, The Netherlands
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Ranked #2 of 6 things to do in Lisse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Beautiful grounds! Easy walk from Keukenhof gardens”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I had the opportunity to walk from the gardens to the castle in early May 2014. So glad I visited! It's a little pricey €5 for the grounds even if the castle isn't open. I went too late to see the inside of the castle unfortunately. But I was glad to see the grounds and walk around. Well worth the 5 minute walk from the front gate of the gardens.

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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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“Beautiful Castle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

An amazing place set in beautiful gardens. The castle itself is spectacular and full of amazing stories. The tour could do with a little work, especially for those visitors who don't speak Dutch. The castle is not friendly for wheelchair users or those who would struggle with narrow and steep stairs.

Visited November 2013
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Lisse, The Netherlands
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“My Peace Of Mind”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

My peace of mind in Lisse. The Castle and the woods are so beautifully layed out, you feel like your are in another time. I walk with my dog daily, and we both enjoy the beauty. A wonderful place to clear your mind..

Visited November 2013
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“visited during summer fair”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I make it a point to do things earlier rather than later, thus avoiding most crowded situations. There are two places to sit and have coffee but both are small. Don't expect to be able to quickly get a table or lunch - but that's true all over Holland. But DO go and enjoy this lovely spot, with sculpture, in the woods. The summer market was highlighted for us by delicious galette complète, served by a charming Frenchman who was cooking them on-site in his quaint silver caravan. Our market lunch pushed this review into the 5 star category. Also nice to have very close free parking for the summer market.

Visited August 2013
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“Charming castle, great art, nice park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

This lovely park + castle is definitely worth the detour! It is, as another reviewer has noted, located opposite the famous Keukenhof flower gardens, but the two are completely distinct venues.

The Keukenhof castle, which is pleasantly intimate, has nice views over the park and can be visited in a guided tour. Since only a limited number of people can be admitted every time (tours start once an hour), you are strongly advised to book ahead via the URL of the castle (www.kasteelkeukenhof.nl). Each year a curator selects modern art and sculptures for a summer exhibition, which blends in magnificently with the original furniture and atmosphere in the recently restored castle.

You can also buy a ticket for the park only. It has several gardens, one of them a secluded one with a lovely little place (Frederikshof) for a coffee or a glass of wine. The premises also sport more woody sections. Over the past few years, good sculpture exhibitions have proved an extra incentive to visit.

Apart from the Frederikshof, there is a small tea-house, which seems to be not always open though. There is also a fine building, with an enclosed outdoor terrace and former stables, which can be rented for family and business events.

Finally, Keukenhof castle regularly organizes other cultural activities, such as concerts.

On sunny days, one can bike to Keukenhof from Haarlem station in 60-80 minutes along two routes (Herenweg or along the water, partly Leidsevaart). The bus to Leiden (no. 50) also comes close. Moreover, the venue has a sizable parking lot.

One of the best-kept cultural secrets in the Haarlem area, the Keukenhof castle definitely deserves a visit.

Visited August 2013
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