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“Extraordinary castle with a fascinating story.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Castle-Museum Sypesteyn

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Castle-Museum Sypesteyn
Nieuw Loosdrechtsedijk 150, Nieuw Loosdrecht, 1231 LC Utrecht, The Netherlands
035 5823208
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Ranked #22 of 35 Attractions in Utrecht
Type: Castles, Museums
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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“Extraordinary castle with a fascinating story.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Sypesteyn Castle Museum is dream castle of one man, built from recycled materials dating from 1500. It houses a collection of Dutch masters and many antiques. The garden is beautiful and we enjoyed lunch on the terrace, while a bride and groom were being photographed under a special tree, favoured as setting for weddings.
Just the right amount of historical Dutch culture, a walk in a park, and lunch on the castle terrace, made the perfect day out .

Visited May 2014
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Huizen, The Netherlands
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127 reviews 127 reviews
54 attraction reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“A miniature castle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

Early 20 century copy of a medieval castle set in a nice park in Loosdrecht.
Good collection of local 18 century porcelain.
Special tours for kids, with secret passways and hidden rooms.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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336 reviews 336 reviews
205 attraction reviews
Reviews in 146 cities Reviews in 146 cities
340 helpful votes 340 helpful votes
“Lovely small castle, real country side feeling”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

This castle isn't as old as you would expect it to be, well... at least the fundaments are old: they date from about 1500. But the castle as you see it today was built at the beginning of the 20th century.But the Junker who rebuild the castle with the original bricks, did this with flair and a lot of knowledge about Dutch history and architecture.

The tour through the castle takes about one hour and is very informative. You get to hear everything about the old nobel family of Sypesteyn, see familyportraits, porcelain, old furniture and art.

The garden really is lovely, do take a stroll through the orchard and enjoy all kinds of exotic trees.

Nice to know: the castle is also a weddinglocation!

Visited March 2011
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