De Haar Castle


Kasteellaan 1
3455 RR Haarzuilens
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De Haar Castle is the biggest and most luxurious castle in The Netherlands. It is one of the top European historic houses. A visit to De Haar Castle will take you back to the glory days of the castle and will show you the breathtaking splendour that surrounded the international rich and famous in the early 20th century. You will be amazed at the very un-Dutch luxury in which the Van Zuylen family and their guests lived amidst a wealth of history and art.

Few castles in The Netherlands can equal De Haar for its ideal image of a medieval fortress with towers and ramparts, moats, gates and drawbridges. Like a real fairy-tale castle it rises majestically from parkland with impressive trees, old gardens and ponds. The castle is situated in the centre of The Netherlands, near Utrecht, and is easy to reach by car. There is ample parking space.

De Haar Castle ranks among the top twenty most visited Dutch museums. It is a historic monument  alive with year-round activities such as guided tours (for adults and for children), exhibitions, theatre and events. De Haar Castle is a private foundation and depends entirely on its revenues from ticket sales, activities and events.

Opening hours
Castle 11.00 - 17.00 hours
Park 09.00 - 17.00 hours
Ticket office 09.00 - 17.00 hours (for tickets you can send an email to:
The entrance is situated in the ticket office. Access to the castle until one hour before closing.

How to get to the castle
De Haar Castle has its own spacious outdoor car park. The parking fee is €5 per car (different prices apply during fairs and events). It takes around 15 minutes to get to the castle from the car park. The castle is also easily accessible by public transport. The bus stops in front of the gate to the castle. The exact departure times of public transport can be found on the website of De Haar Castle.



Accessibility Visitors with a visual impairment No facilities Wheelchair users and visitors who have difficulty walking Facilities are not accessible Visitors with a hearing impairment No facilities Visitors with a guide dogs Not allowed