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Huis Doorn

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Address: Langbroekerweg 10, 3941 MT Doorn, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 0031(0)343-421020

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A treasure trove of history

I wasn't sure what to expect from Huis Doorn (we were taken there as a suggested place to visit) but it proved to be so very interesting. The place is bursting with history, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Crawley, United Kingdom
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't sure what to expect from Huis Doorn (we were taken there as a suggested place to visit) but it proved to be so very interesting. The place is bursting with history, the significance of which is astounding. The guide that showed us around spoke excellent English and the whole group were transfixed with the explanations given. This place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a very hot day when we visited the huis, with our German twin town friends. But the guide was very good and informative.

Thank Jacky M
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Huis (House) Doorn is a historical landmark where one can see how the last German Emperor lived with his closest family members and his household. The house and its content is remarkably well kept and intact. It breathes history. The park surrounding the house is large and beautiful. Located near the house one can have lunch at the 'Oranjerie', a... More 

1 Thank G9744KHJules
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

This is the last home of the last Kaiser. A tour of the house shows how he and his family lived between 1918 and his death in 1941. The grounds are beautiful and the orangery has been converted to a bar and restaurant. Photography is allowed and there is a small shop. Non-Dutch speakers should ask for the English tour,... More 

1 Thank Debby B
San Francisco, California
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41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

As a European history buff, I was very excited to make the trek out to Doorn to visit the estate of the last German emperor in exile, Kaiser Wilhelm II. It is a moderately short train and bus ride from Amsterdam out to the small town of Doorn (a train to Utrecht and a bus from there). The surroundings en... More 

3 Thank Davidstandard
Breukelen Ut
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433 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

Museum Huis Doorn has three tours every hour during opening times. The guide tells interesting tales about Wilhelm, a German emperor that sought asylum in the Netherlands coming from (WW I) war torn Germany in 1918. The emperor came to Doorn in 1921 and lived there until his death in 1941. His first wife was sick and died within a... More 

1 Thank WorldTravelOne
Wageningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

In this estate the last german emperor lived in exile. Full of historical artifacts does it bring history close to you. outside is a park and an exhibition about refugees in 2015 and 1914-1918 Also a presentation about World war I is to be seen.

Thank Kees Z
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 299 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

The outside wall with the gate into the castle area looks like a real castle wall but the castle self is actually a manor house with a lot of big windows. Visiting the house is only by guided tour. The story about the former resident, the last German Emperor, Willem II was interesting. This manor house is also a national... More 

Thank Solodam J
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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460 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

At the end of the first world war, the German emperor fled from Belgium to the neutral Netherlands. He first spent some time at nearby castle Amerongen, before getting his own home here. Huis Doorn is still decorated and furnished as it was at the time of his death. Many luxurious rooms, but more importantly nice anecdotes from the guides.... More 

Greater Utrecht area
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Hidden in the woods at the outskirts of Doorn is a small castle where emperor Wilhelm spend his days after WW1 defeat. The house is filled with memorabilia ( eg a copy cast of Nefertite statue), decorations, swords, personal belongings. The tour guide takes you round the house and has much to tell, interesting stories. Warmly recommended if you're into... More 

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