Zuylen Castle

Oud-Zuilen, Netherlands

Slot Zuylen (Zuylen Castle) was originally built in the 13th century by lord van Suilen en Anholt as a simple donjon (tower). In 1422 during the Hook and Cod wars the castle was completely demolished. In 1510 rebuilding started. In 1752 the castle was modified nto a country mansion. It holds a tapestry by the Delft carpet weaver Maximiliaan van der Gught. Its past inhabitants include Steven van der Hagen and Belle van Zuylen. Slot Zuylen opened its doors to visitors 60 years ago and has meanwhile acquired museum status.

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Founded: 1510
Category: Castles and fortifications in Netherlands

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Rebeca Su-Lin García M. (12 months ago)
It was really nice. One could even see some writings from so long ago and from different people. I found it was a very interesting and historical visit
Thomas Coetzee (14 months ago)
Awesome castle to visit. The grounds are amazing and really gives you a sense of how things were a hundred years ago. Unfortunately we travelled there during restrictions so we could not explore the whole facility
Elīna Nesimioglu (16 months ago)
A very cute smaller medieval castle and gardens. Worth a visit. The car park is quite small
Bertil Snel (2 years ago)
Love this place! Beautiful castle with rich history. Both gardens and inside castle are well worth a visit. The staff is helpful and always willing to add a story to what you are seeing. An audio tour (dutch) is available. Don’t forget the home made pies in the garden restaurant! An hour is enough to see highlights, a couple of hours to see more details.
Fleur Steiner (3 years ago)
If you want to escape the city this is a perfect little trip. Nice to do it on the bike and bike via the Veght (very beautiful route). The castle is beautiful and so are the gardens. The surroundings are also lovely to add a nice walk in nature after your visit or have a drink in the close by restaurants or the cute cafe of the castle
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