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“Disappointing :-(”
Review of Muiderslot

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Skip the Line: Amsterdam and Holland Pass
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Muiden
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Disappointing :-(”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

I visited Muiderslot as a young teenager and remember thinking how cool it was. Well, now, a good number of years later, that "cool" factor has gone away. The guided tour is in Dutch (it was in English before) and they give you a card to read about each room included in the tour. The information to read is out dated, too, as one of my more prominent memories was a painting of twins that died during the painting being done. The painting is still mentioned on the card, but the painting is no longer in the castle. We asked about it and were told it is now in the Rijksmuseum. They have installed quite a few little "games" for small kids throughout the castle and an area where they can put on little costumes and have pictures, I guess. The outside of the castle, and the gardens, are good, but the inside, and tour, was quite disappointing. They have really "Disneyfied" what could and should be a nice piece of history. It is easy enough to get to from Amsterdam, but not worth the time on public transportation.

Visited August 2013
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Muiderslot Castle”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

Good day trip from Amsterdam, Muiderslot dates from late 12th century and was where P.C. Hooft, an important literary character of the Netherlands and his associates, being scientists and artists formed the "Muiden Circle", in the 17th century.
The buildings and furnishings give a fascinating insight into early Dutch life.
There are children's activities like dressing in medieval costume to keep them interested and the falcons were amazing.
The guides all speak English and do offer information in card form to help.

Visited June 2013
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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259 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Good but definitely more exciting for kids.”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

The castle is very well maintained & attractive but looks the same as other castles we have visited in the Netherlands (ie. Slot Lowestein, near Zaltbommel) with a guided tour in Dutch ( you can follow along with English cards & ask questions of the tour guide in English) & written English information in each room. Was it wow? No, it was OK but definitely great for children as they were really geared towards making it a fun interactive experience for them. The gardens were well maintained but as we were visiting during one of the hottest, driest summers it was not at it's best. I feel more could be made of the castle rooms...they have good ideas for the kids but sometimes we adults like to have more than written information! They also had a performance by a couple of actors which looked fun but was in Dutch, & the Bird of Prey demo was very good & she did speak to us in English, which was much appreciated.

Visited July 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Muiderslot impressive Castle close to Amsterdam”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Very interesting in excellent shape castle.
Entree is € 12,50 and your money worth.
You can explore the castle on your own or with a guide included.
Also nice to see is the garden which is still used by volunteers.
If you have a chance to visit , do it, you ll have certainly no regret

Visited June 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Feels like a hidden treasure”
Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

My husband's family recommended visiting this castle and I'm glad they did. This was a beautiful place to visit and the staff was very friendly. We were the only people in our tour that spoke English though so we had cards to read with all of the information while he gave the tour in Dutch but he did make sure after he gave his spiel in each room to let us know what he'd added in. The castle is also located in a beautiful town to sight see in before or after your tour.

Visited June 2013
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