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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Tours to Muiderslot
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$851 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private day trip to the Dutch castles from Amsterdam Private day trip to the Dutch castles from Amsterdam
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$227 BOOK WITH VIATOR Guided Motorcycle Sidecar Tour: Dutch Countryside and Muiderslot Castle from Amsterdam Guided Motorcycle Sidecar Tour: Dutch Countryside and Muiderslot Castle from Amsterdam
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Duration: 7 hours
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Duration: 3 hours
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$608 BOOK WITH VIATOR Discover The Netherlands Private Tour Discover The Netherlands Private Tour
Duration: 9 hours
A wonderful castle and a great museum. Definitely take the time and do the two audio tours (included in admission). It was awesome wandering the halls and small, cramped stairs built almost 800 years.... more
A wonderful castle and a great museum. Definitely take the time and do the two audio tours (included in admission). It was awesome wandering the halls and small, cramped stairs built almost 800 years.... more »
One of the coolest medieval castles we've visited (smaller than the one in Prague, but still very much worth a visit). The audio tour is excellent. Just focus your personal unit on the code on the..... more
One of the coolest medieval castles we've visited (smaller than the one in Prague, but still very much worth a visit). The audio tour is excellent. Just focus your personal unit on the code on the..... more »
This is a nice day trip from Amsterdam. Touring the castle won't take too long. Maybe an hour if you do both audio tours. And you should do both audio tours. They are informative and add context to what you are seeing. It was fun to climb the spiral staircases into the towers and walk along the castle walls. The castle is in remarkable condition and looks like it's right out of a fairy tale. The garden and surrounding grounds are worth walking around as well. They had some outdoor game set up (tug of war, stilts) that families were enjoying. You can also walk through the castle's plum tree orchard. The fruit was just starting to grow on our visit. We rode over on the ferry from Amsterdam and we had time to walk into the nearby town of Muiden before the return time. It is definitely worth walking into town and it is only about 10 minutes from the castle down a pleasant brick road. We had a quick lunch along the locks where we watched boats sail by and listened as a men's choral group sang what seemed to be traditional Dutch songs. All-in-all this was a pleasant way to spend the day.
The castle is super nice and you can use the audio guide for 2 different tours. There's a lot of stairs, be ready! Today wasn't super crowded but the gardens were still looking a bit wintery. I'll definitely come back in the summer. Also went to the cafe, the apple tart is delicious. Today had a musical presentation, a mix of classic, Eastern and Persian styles. Amazing!
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