Muiderslot
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot is one of the oldest and best-preserved castles in the Netherlands! It was built in 1285 and has gathered many interesting stories over the (700!) years. Visit the castle and the beautiful garden and get to know more about Dutch history.
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  • GS268
    Houston, Texas81 contributions
    Nice little castle, worth the visit if you have the time
    Nice little castle in a small peaceful town. You will need about a couple of hours if you want to relax and walk around. Best way to reach is to take the sprinter from Amsterdam to Weesp and bus 110 to Muiderslot. 10 minutes walk from the bus stop. Recommend highly for family with kids.
    Visited December 2022
    Written January 1, 2023
  • tmsc14
    6 contributions
    Great time
    Very easy to get to using train and bus. I went early at 11 am. Had the place to myself of course it’s February not exactly prime tourist season. There is a snack shop there or bring your own. There are a few tables to eat at overlooking the castle. Was just a wonderful experience eating and relaxing looking at the castle and watching the geese fly over. And the staff are very friendly and helpful. Very nice people.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written February 9, 2023
  • Peggy M
    Lake Placid, New York25 contributions
    Interesting castle
    Great historic castle with beautiful gardens. Very interesting self guided tour in many languages so you can see the castle at your own speed. It was very cold the day we visited. One half of the castle has period furniture. You get to go up steep winding stairs to the turrets which is really cool!
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 11, 2023
  • Mark T
    Reykjavik, Iceland5 contributions
    Medieval times
    This was an out of the way place to get to but relatively easy via train, bus and walking. The day we visited was very quite. Castle with moat was very impressive. Absolute gem. The village of Muirden was fantastic and very picturesque with canal and locks. One of the best kept secrets of Amsterdam
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 26, 2023
  • deerroam
    Rome, Italy92 contributions
    Loved it!
    Great way to spend the day. The town is very beautiful and small. The sailing boat views and lots of yachts around. 13th century castle is preserved very well and the rooms are decorated so we can visualize the purpose of rooms and chambers.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 29, 2023
  • rmnorton2
    1 contribution
    Excellent castle to visit in NL
    This is an excellent castle to visit if you could only see one. It is picturesque, well maintained, it has an interesting history and was a "working" castle built for defense and protection. Numerous rooms are furnished and the audio guides provide a great narrative.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 2, 2023
  • Jkl
    United States59 contributions
    Great castle
    Fantastic historical castle, you actually get to walk up ancient stair cases into the towers. Very convenient to Amsterdam and the little town of Muiden is quite charming as well. You can get here by bus and train but I don't recommend it due to the bus schedule. I would suggest getting a taxi or uber or driving here.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 1, 2023
  • dedicatedtraveller
    6,073 contributions
    WONDERFUL castle to visit... HIGHLY recommend going!
    Just a delightful place to visit! We were on a 'spur of the moment' tour to the castle and were SO glad we did do it. Muiden is a delightful little place in its own right. Had coffee and apple cake there after our castle visit as such a short walk from castle. Setting is picture postcard for the castle. On a stonking sunny day it looked idylic! Plenty to see in the rooms but not so big you get overwhelmed. SO sad the painting of the twins in the bedroom with one looking sickly... sadly she died.... Good views of the gardens and surrounding area from the battlements. Stairs up the tower were SO worn.... gave a real feel of age to the castle! The gardens were lovely to walk around too. HIGHLY recommend visiting this little gem of a place, guarentee you wont be disappinted!
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 10, 2023
  • SOPHIE
    England, United Kingdom34 contributions
    One of the oldest and pre-served castles in NL!
    This castle is the real deal, feels very medieval. Audio guides are available inside the castle gates which adds to the experience and provides a greater sense of the people who occupied the castle and each of the individual rooms. Slightly challenging to get to from Amsterdam (had to take a train to weesp, then the 110 bus to Muiden centrum before walking the rest - approx. 45 minutes in total, not counting the waiting time between the train and the bus). However, definitely worth a visit!
    Visited June 2023
    Written August 6, 2023
  • Nadina P
    New York City, New York338 contributions
    Countryside castle in striking distance
    We took an Uber to this caste; it's accessible by public transportation, but it was only 20 mins from our hotel via car, so it was totally worth it for us. It was far more off the beaten track than I expected; Muiden is the only place I went to in the Netherlands where they were surprised to encounter English speakers, though everyone spoke it. The castle grounds are gorgeous; we went at the very end of September, and the gardens were still blooming. The inside of the castle was cool as well, and the audioguide was great. Unlike many castles/mansions I've toured, the vast majority of the space is open to tourists. There were great views of the town nearby, Fort Pampus, and even Amsterdam in the distance. There were great art displays, and some of the weaponry was even interactive. While it seems like foreigners don't really know about this spot, it seems like Dutch tourists did; we were among the firsts to enter, and by the time we left there were some sizeable groups coming in. I'm very glad I made the trip for this!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 14, 2023
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Paris
Singapore, Singapore15 contributions
Jul 2022
The journey there and the surrounding landscape was very lovely. The castle itself is quite nice as well, with interesting audio commentary and pretty views. Be sure to check out Weesp if you are taking a bus from there to Muiden. We also recommend Cafe Graaf Floris in Muiden, their food is very nice.
Written July 12, 2022
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andrei_petrescu
Amsterdam, The Netherlands654 contributions
Jul 2022
One of the oldest castle in Netherlands, situated at 15 KM distance from Netherlands 🇳🇱. The inside of the castle, its rooms and kitchens, was restored to look like they did in the 17th century and several of the rooms now house a collection of arms. You can find restaurants and nice places to have coffee, visiting the castle can be an excellent day bike trip. Entrance is 16.50 EUR or free if you have a museum card.
Written September 5, 2022
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Jessica
Sheffield, UK45 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
We visiting the castle on a Sunday in August and expected it to be busy but it was just right, not too busy, not too quiet.

We parked up our bikes outside after cycling from near Amsterdam (Flevopark) it took us around 45 mins with the kids on little bikes.

The castle has two audio guides, one for a tower tour and one for learning about how people lived inside the castle. A nice balance of facts and quirky anecdotes. Even our six year old enjoyed the audio guide.

There were extra art activities in the gardens, one which was painting and the other creating a castle with stamps which the kids loved.

Would recommend a nice bike ride and day out.
Written August 22, 2022
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Shakir Sharfraz A
Amstelveen, The Netherlands341 contributions
Feb 2020
It was surprising to see the castle well preserved. In some of the halls, the royal dishes were kept in display. The castle was surrounded by moats, garden and a plum orchard. The views from the watch tower were simply magnificent! There was a souvenir shop and a small cafe to take home some memorabilia.

Watch videos of the castle in my youtube channel listed in my profile!
Written February 15, 2020
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deerroam
Rome, Italy92 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Great way to spend the day. The town is very beautiful and small. The sailing boat views and lots of yachts around. 13th century castle is preserved very well and the rooms are decorated so we can visualize the purpose of rooms and chambers.
Written April 29, 2023
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PETR D
Pardubice, Czech Republic205 contributions
Jun 2019
The castle is located abou 15 kilometres sothwest from Amsterdam in the village Muiden. There are beautiful gardens around, ideal place to relax. The castle is wonderful place for children (families or school trips) to enjoy options of the castle. For example they can borrow costumes and make some photos. The village Muiden is good place to have a cup of coffee or lunch.
Written January 5, 2020
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Silveira World Traveler
United States2 contributions
Jul 2021
I have been in the Muiderslot this past month. My family and I had a great time and learned a lot about Muiderslot history. It was buil in 1298 and is one of the oldeste castles of Holland. I have made a nice video about this castle and you are more thatn welcome to check on my channel on youtube silveira world traveler.
Written August 20, 2021
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Yankee-Views
Tampa, FL305 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
One of the coolest medieval castles we've visited (smaller than the one in Prague, but still very much worth a visit). The audio tour is excellent. Just focus your personal unit on the code on the sign in each room, and listen to the presentation. Very well done. Interesting information about the toilets in the castle, as well as the dungeon room. The furnishings and art work are incredibly interesting. A real gem.
Written April 20, 2022
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GS268
Houston, TX81 contributions
Dec 2022
Nice little castle in a small peaceful town. You will need about a couple of hours if you want to relax and walk around. Best way to reach is to take the sprinter from Amsterdam to Weesp and bus 110 to Muiderslot. 10 minutes walk from the bus stop. Recommend highly for family with kids.
Written January 1, 2023
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DianeSW1
North Carolina22 contributions
Aug 2022
Highly recommend a trip to Muiderslot Castle. Not only is the castle from 1295 intriguing with an excellent audio tour, the trip there and the beautiful castle area with wonderful outdoor seating bistros overlooking the water is just magical. From Amsterdam, the bike ride is manageable if relatively fit. On standard rental bikes, it took us a bit longer than the estimated time on Google Maps, however the majority of the ride was nice paths with water on one or both sides, through picturesque fields, and sometimes biking around sheep taking their leisure.
Written August 20, 2022
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