Muiderslot, Muiden

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#11 of 205 in Historic Sites in North Holland Province
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Just a short distance from the bustling, modern center of Amsterdam, you can step into a medieval world at Muiderslot. The castle, which dates to the 14th century, was built to protect the important water trade route to Utrecht. Through the subsequent centuries, it served as a private residence and later a prison. One of the castle's most famous owners was 17th-century poet, historian, and playwright Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft. Now a museum, the castle has been restored to its 17th-century atmosphere, with authentic furniture, arms and armor, and examples of everyday life at the time. You can take a guided tour, or visit the castle's website to download a mobile guide app. Using our online itinerary creator, Muiden attractions like Muiderslot can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A beautifully restored and maintained old castle. Historically very interesting, and well presented with self guided audio tour. Spent about an hour walking through the castle, and then explored the.....  more
    A beautifully restored and maintained old castle. Historically very interesting, and well presented with self guided audio tour. Spent about an hour walking through the castle, and then explored the.....  more »
  • There are already many reviews on this wonderful heritage structure. But a few important notes which may be helpful to all : 1. If you are taking a train from Amsterdam then take the one that goes... 
    There are already many reviews on this wonderful heritage structure. But a few important notes which may be helpful to all : 1. If you are taking a train from Amsterdam then take the one that goes...  more »
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  • Super place. The parking place can be accessed until the entrance of the castle. The castle is very beautifully maintained. There is a lot for the kids to explore and learn regarding the king that ruled during 1500. There are nice parks and walking paths around the castle where you can spend time with family in eating and drinking together. Ensure to walk through the little peaks from where you can enjoy the green and natural background of Muiden.
  • Lovely place to spend the day with kids. Age 3-8 were interested and enjoyed the nice audio presentation by themselves. The surrounding is beautiful, and we spent at least 2 hours outside just running around. We also ate some veggie sandwiches in the restaurant near the castle. Finished the trip with a relaxed time in the castle gardens with a free activity for the kids - drawing the flower of the garden. Surprisingly they all played along and really enjoyed it.

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