Amerongen Castle

Amerongen Castle: Hours, Address, Amerongen Castle Reviews: 4.5/5

Amerongen Castle
4.5
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.5
161 reviews
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Very good
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Average
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Terrible
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lydveldid
Amsterdam, The Netherlands21 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Just like I expected, I saw an amazing building full of history. The rooms are well preserved albeit some furniture pieces are in need of a renovation. Beautiful big room with the organ and the painting! Beautiful living room overlooking the back of the castle! Also the library and the entrance!
Written January 19, 2020
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Philip H
19 contributions
Sep 2019
This majestic castle has had a checkered history and forms an important insight into Dutch conflicts. Set in splendid gardens, this stern looking Castle is wonderful to visit. There are many fascinating rooms to be visited and it is all full of interest, including the families who have resided here. To protect the valuable contents, it is regrettably fairly dark with shutters drawn and curtains closed. This should not detract from the pleasure you should derive from a visit here.
Written October 8, 2019
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Khanaphot S
Thailand15 contributions
Sep 2018 • Family
I've been to the castle on the monumentendag and it's free for under 18 years, The castle is vert attractive with history and old stuff. They also have a translation in many languages.
Written September 12, 2018
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RHAHJ
Nijmegen, The Netherlands1,977 contributions
Aug 2015
You wouldn't say it from the outside, but the rooms are as splendorous as any castle's. Kaiser Wilhelm's stay here after he fled from his Belgian headquarters to the neutral Netherlands (end of WWI) makes for some nice stories. The room and desk where he signed his abdication are still there. I'd recommend combining a visit here with a visit to nearby Huis Doorn, where the emperor spent the rest of his life, and where his mausoleum is.
Written November 27, 2015
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stephen w
Bagshot, UK36 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
My partner and myself recently visited Amerongen Castle and thoroughly enjoyed the eclectic interiors full of period atmosphere.
After a lengthy restoration the curatorial and management team have superbly restored the interiors losing nothing of the magical faded feeling.
Several observations however I believe it is necessary to mention.
1. Any productions or events such as music recitals should be conducted in the out buildings like the Orangery or the south stable block or basement introduction room with the opportunity to see the unaffected interiors after the event. Because stacked chairs and a stage set in the upper hall spoils the atmosphere.
2.Please focus on opening both the Louis bedroom with its amazing bed and other period rooms(which i am sure is the case)...as this will enhance both the castle and the visitor experience and encourage repeat visits.
3. It spoilt the image of the beautiful french Saloon to see an enormous black metal box used as some electrical installation. This really should not be allowed and should be removed immediately after use with the room displayed as it should be with the glass display table filled with its collective treasures and closer to view by visitors.
These are suggestions for improvement and by no means criticisms and we both loved the visit experience.
Written May 4, 2017
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DrMarkES
Rochester, MN469 contributions
Aug 2014 • Business
This Castle dates back to the 13th century. While the original castle was burned to the ground the rebuilt castle stands today along with the King's Gardens. It is a most fascinating tour of a castle that protected the region against invaders on the Rhine River and through the local valley.

It is best to get a scheduled tour or join a tour that has openings. The tour guide is a wealth of information and can tell you things that you will completely miss without him (paintings with peep holes, orchestra pit over the dining room, etc.)

There is plenty of history. religion, and World War I history to be discovered throughout the castle and to discover the many mysteries of the castle, those who lived there, and those buried nearby...even the German Kaiser of WWI fled to this castle for safety when Germany fell.

The Gardens are a wonder of beauty, skilled craftsmen of the shrubs, and glorious fruit trees. If you are in the are area of Doorn, Zeist, Amerstoort or in the region, it is well worth the 2 hours of the tour to discover the wonder of this hidden gem....and pay the extra for the tour or you will just wander.

If you tour on Monday or Tuesday you will also meet some of the "200 volunteer angels" who are seeking to re-thread and restore the rugs and curtains to their original beauty...all being done by hand inside one special room of the castle.
Written September 4, 2014
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Thank you for the detailed review, good to hear that you enjoyed the visit. Yours sincerely, Castle Amerongen
Written September 10, 2014
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195Peterv
Groningen, The Netherlands14 contributions
Showed 2 US business relations Amerongen castle and village and had lunch at the castle and a tour.
Magnificent views and friendly staff. A 17th century marvel inside
Written February 5, 2014
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leistikov
Huizen, The Netherlands263 contributions
Between the banks of the river Rhine and the Utrechtse Heuvelrug (Hills) one of the best preserved dutch castles, what you see is mainly 17 and 18 century on the location of a much older castle.
Visiting it gives yiou a good impression of the life of the 18 century nobility.
beautiful gardens as well
And the village is very nice mainly 18/19 century
Written February 16, 2012
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Fred W
Doorn, Netherlands320 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
Restored about a decade ago, the castle is set in gardens surrounded by a moat. After WW1 the German emperor overstayed his welcome here by a year and a half. The interior is well worth seeing. Also the village is attractive.
Written September 11, 2018
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Sandemansgirl
Amsterdam, The Netherlands160 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
What a lovely place! We’ve had an informative tour by actors and there were some activities for children. A hidden gem with a lovely restaurant in the former stables. So many unique details to see, beautiful gardens to explore and multilingual guides/surveillants all over the house. The perfect place for a stroll to combine with lunch or coffee stop.
Written August 19, 2018
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  • Tue - Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM