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 drive 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.

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!

If you think that one castle a day is not enough for you, please haev a look at our combination tour to Castle De Haar and Royal Palace Het Loo!

Included in the tour:

  • Transfers from Amsterdam to the Castle
  • Entrance fee Castle de Haar: Castle, Park and Gardens
  • Guided tour in the Castle
  • Cold drinks and snacks during transit

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  Fascinating facts.
I learnt so much more than I expected. Comfortable van ride and a great sized group, felt very personal.

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5 januari 2024

star rating  Best Tour, Best Guide, Funny and Best Driver! - Had an amazing time with Josie today and her amazing colleague who drove us. Not only did we get a fantastic tour of Zaanse and Giethorn but we laughed a... read more

1 januari 2024

star rating  Castle de Haar is a tour worth taking and our guide Sarah was great. We had time to explore both inside and out and enjoyed learning the story of the... read more

avatar thumb Jeff L
14 november 2023