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Kasteel de Haar

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Address: Kasteellaan 1 | 5km (3 miles) W of Maarssen, 3455 RR Haarzuilens, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 030 677-38-04
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Amazing castle

This is truly a fairytale castle set in the most beautiful grounds. It is really worth a visit and when Elfia is on - it is an absolute must!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Anne C
The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is truly a fairytale castle set in the most beautiful grounds. It is really worth a visit and when Elfia is on - it is an absolute must!

1 Thank Anne C
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A stunning and beautifully maintained castle steeped in history. The drive through the narrow roads leading into the castle were a treat with ducks and swans gliding gracefully along the dams, cows grazing contentedly and idyllic cottages with pretty gardens. The grounds of the castle were magnificent with formal gardens and natural woodlands dotted with old statues reminding visitors of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arriving at 2pm we had time for some refreshments in their splendid cafe and caught the 3pm tour. Interesting tour of 8 bedrooms sadly the guide spoke only in Dutch. We were given an English handout that assisted and our hosts could translate some of the commentary. Only time for a tea before they closed at 5pm. Make sure you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Driving to castle 'de Haar' is already an attraction of its own. You pass beautiful landscape and an adorable village 'Haarzuilens'. The castle itself has a big parking lot across the street. The castle gardens are beautiful and worth a stroll. Everywhere you have a great view on the castle. The entrance fee with two children and a parking ticket... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We cycled from Utrecht through Maxima Park and along the canals. It's a beautiful trip through avenues and farmland. We skipped the castle tour and just explored the gardens as we have two small children. The staff were very accommodating even though we arrived late afternoon.

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Buren, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A Neo-Gothic construction from 1892 built by Pierre Cuypers. Everything a castle should be and more was used to design this castle. There used to be a real castle, but that one fell into disrepair. At the end of the 19th century a very rich marriage, with a Rothschild no less, made it possible for the owner to rebuild it.... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't know about this museum / castle until we were looking for a day out in this area. We were so surprised and overwhelmed. Loved our visit to the castle and the story behind it. We also did the guided bedroom tour which was great. Other parts of the castle you can visit by yourself with a small map.... More 

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Stornoway, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

This castle has Neo-Gothic splendour - renovated in the 19th century by building on ruins of a centuries-old building. There is a lot of history around the castle with the people who visited in amazing luxury. The rooms have information cards (Dutch and English) which point out the main items of interest, and volunteer guides are on hand to answer... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

Upon arrival you can choose between walking around in the neatly laid out gardens, have access to the castle (but limited areas) or pay a little bit more for a tour through a number of rooms of the castle. Take the last option as it makes the castle come to life. Other than that, after the tour enjoy the well... More 

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Layton, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

History lovers probably won't find this castle to be that interesting. While their are books and brochures you can buy to tell the history of the castle, it has been completely remodeled and looks much more modern. You can get a pass that will allow you access to the park and the common rooms of the house, but you have... More 

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