Queen Beatrix has re-opened the mediaeval Muiderslot castle after extensive renovation work to make the castle accessible to the public. Located in Muiden, a small village 14 km north of Amsterdam, the castle, first built by Count Floris in the late 13th century, is now in use as a museum. Previously visitors were restricted to guided tours with access to only 30 per cent of the castle, but the renovation has opened up 80 per cent of Muiderslot for self-guided visits or audio-tours.

Muiden can be reached in less than 20 minutes by bus lines 101, 152 & 157 from Amsterdam Amstel station.