1 April-31 October. One of Holland's most famous mediaeval castles is Muiderslot located in the northern region of Muiden.
Built around 1280, this fortress on the estuary of the river Vecht was destroyed in 1296. In 1370 a new castle was built over the ruins of the old one, and over 600 years later it remains in perfect condition.
Over the centuries, in addition to being a residence, the Muiderslot has served as a courthouse and a national prison. It is surrounded by an impressive moat, is furnished and decorated with a valuable art collection and it boasts an extensive herb garden.
The castle can be reached by bicycle within about one hour from Amsterdam, via a well-marked route in the direction of Muiden. By bus no 136 from Amsterdam-Amstel Station. By car via highway A1, exit 4 (Muiden).
Mon-Fri 10.00-17.00. Sat-Sun 13.00-17.00
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Herengracht 1, 1398AA Muiden, tel. +31294256262.