Assumburg Castle (Slot Assumburg) dates originally from the 13th century, but it was rebuilt in 1546. Since them it has been only a residence for several noble families due thin walls were not planned for defensive purposes. Since 1867 it was abandoned until 1911 and almost ruined. Today Assumburg and its gardens are restored and open to the public.



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Founded: 1546
Category: Castles and fortifications in Netherlands


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Kristijan Tandara (3 years ago)
Very interesting place to stay at, though the rooms could be a little bit more practical. We only had 2 charging port on 6 beds, and it was cold coming out of the shower because there was no carpets. The breakfast was delicious, but the lunch could be something more than a snack similar to breakfast.
Eyob Daniel (3 years ago)
I had the best time ever. A team and friendly staff also breakfast was 5*. The only thing I didn't like was the spiders. Would be best if they clean the spiders rather than that great hostel. Would love to go back again. Thanks, keep the good work and keep smile
MiNo CAIVS IVLIVS BACCVS (3 years ago)
Nice place with stunning architecture! Friendly staff and clean. Lot of big rooms and cozy places you can sit, they have a piano and a bar as well. Free WiFi works well and it's not complicated to make use of it, only the speed is a bit lame...
Jim Bastiaans (3 years ago)
Great atmosphere for a big group without completely dominating the space. The castle was surprisingly well equipped with outside and inside space for smaller sessions and bigger plenaries. Our group trained 30 recruiters and it couldn't have been better. Food was simple but filling, beds were decent for a hostel and the staff is very helpful. Definitely recommend this for your medium sized events!
Aditya Patil (3 years ago)
It’s a unique place with a castle theme. It’s fun for groups and family trips. It’s downsides are that it’s very very far from Amsterdam city centre. The stairs and doors creak a lot (maybe it was on purpose to maintain the castle feel). You can almost hear everything from the rooms beside and above you. It’s ok for a one time experience, but don’t stay for more than a day.
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