The Castle Amerongen was built in 1673 on the site of a previous stronghold that had been burned by the French troops during the invasion of 1672. The current building was designed by the architect Maurits Post as a baroque palace for the owners Godard Adriaan van Reede and his wife Margaretha Turnor. In the main hall a central staircase with painted ceiling was built by Willem van Nimwegen. Other ornaments were added in the early 20th century by P. J. H. Cuypers. The gardens contain historical elements and the walls predate 1673.

Near the entrance bridge dating from 1678 is a wooden clock tower from 1728 that contains the original clock of the same date. In the north-east corner of the gardens is an orangerie dating from the 1880s, and the north wall was raised during the period when Wilhelm II was residing there 1918-1920. He abdicated in Amerongen then moved to Huis Doorn.

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Angelo Blasutta (2 years ago)
Nice castle with a nice park around. The visit inside is interesting but unfortunately it's in Dutch (just few words sometimes in English).
Вероника Комлач (2 years ago)
If you will travel to Utrecht, I recommend to visit the castle in Amerongen. Amerongen Castle is one of the beautiful residences in Holland.Visitors may admire the art collection and gorgeous gardens of Castle Amerongen. The castle can only be visited by means of a guided tour.Tours are in Dutch, you get an English translation for every room. But the translation in English gives very little information, it is better to make excursions in English for foreign tourists.
Gert-Jan Mes (3 years ago)
I have to admit boxing day maybe not the best day to visit a public attraction. Overcrowded, very limited parking space, pushy staff and during this chilly day only one small coffee stand on the premises. The inside of the castle is breathtaking but in about 15 minutes you're back outside. Definately not worth the €12,-pp. Disappointing experience.
Paul Meyer (3 years ago)
Very nice castle with a great history
Mar Wi (3 years ago)
Beautiful castle on the inside. Good tourguides.
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