Small Group Tour to Castle De Haar from Amsterdam

Come and enjoy one of Holland’s most beautiful fairytale castles!

Kasteel de Haar is only a 45-minute drives from Amsterdam and takes you back in time. We take you into a magical fairy tale to the most impressive medieval castle in the Netherlands! We have about 3,5 hours to explore the historic castle and the park and have lunch in the restaurant or as a picnic on the lawn! Boxed picnic lunches can be pre-ordered with your ticket!

On this small group tour, we will visit the castle, its gardens, and the beautiful, landscaped park around it. Kasteel de Haar is characterized by its rich and extravagant history and the many special stories hidden behind the castle walls. First built in the 13th century it came in the van Zuylen family in the 15th century. The castle found itself in ruins after centuries of wars, and several bad storms, until Baron Etienne van Zuylen, who married Baroness Hélène de Rothschild, took it upon himself to rebuild the castle at the end of the 19th century. He enlists architect Pierre Cuypers for this project, the same architect who designed the Rijksmuseum and central station in Amsterdam!

Kasteel de Haar gets a real revival when his grandson Thierry inherits the castle. In Thierry’s care, it becomes a sought-after hotspot for the international jet set with guests such as Coco Chanel, Brigitte Bardot, and Maria Callas. Baron Thierry passes away in early 2011 and his daughters and grandchildren still come to the “Chatelet” next to the castle for their holidays!

Included in the tour:

  • Transfers from Amsterdam to the Castle
  • Visit Kasteel de Haar: Castle, Park and Gardens
  • Audio tour in the castle
  • Cold drinks and snacks during transit

The castle is closed:

30 April – 8 May 2022

20 – 22 May 2022

June 22, 2022

If you are traveling by yourself we welcome you to join our tours! Please call or email for availability!

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star rating  I highly recommend this tour. I am a history teacher and I gained so much from Eva and the camp. It was fascinating to see how the barracks would have... read more

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18 mei 2023

star rating  Thank you for making this happen for me! - I had a fantastic time on this tour. I appreciated the central meeting spot close to Amsterdam Centraal Station. I was visiting Amsterdam from another country and didn't know the... read more

16 mei 2023

star rating  Fantastic! - Sarah was a charming and knowledgeable guide. She took us to a tiny, quaint farming village, a stop at some eye-popping tulips and a sweet little fishing village. Sarah is... read more

9 mei 2023