Muiderslot, Muiden

#12 of 190 in Historic Sites in North Holland Province
Must see · Castle · Tourist Spot
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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  • 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...  more »
  • Both the gardens and the castle itself are well presented. The audio tour is very valuable addition. Due to the many steps (some are awkward by design, I leaned today), a visit to the castle itself....  more »
  • Really great place to visit. The castle is nicely restored and is an interesting museum. It also has a nice landscape and a garden. Great example of historical fortifications and part of dutch water line. Great place to go to on weekends by bike. Only 18 km from Amsterdam. Free for museum card owners.
  • Nice spot. We did not have time to go inside but enjoyed relaxing on the grass. We got the chance to find an army car near.

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