Muiderslot, Muiden

Must see · Castle · Tourist Spot
Just a short distance from the bustling, modern center of Amsterdam, you can step into a medieval world at Muiderslot. The castle, which dates to the 14th century, was built to protect the important water trade route to Utrecht. Through the subsequent centuries, it served as a private residence and later a prison. One of the castle's most famous owners was 17th-century poet, historian, and playwright Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft. Now a museum, the castle has been restored to its 17th-century atmosphere, with authentic furniture, arms and armor, and examples of everyday life at the time. You can take a guided tour, or visit the castle's website to download a mobile guide app. Using our online itinerary creator, Muiden attractions like Muiderslot can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Muiderslot is well renovated middle age castle full of history. Here is knight gears and walls. Whole package. Visiting this castle takes at least couple of hours. Good shoes are recommended. You can....  more »
  • We had one last day in the Netherlands, and decided this would be where we spent it! Getting there was a little work - from Amsterdam Central, take the train to Weesp, and then a bus to Muiden. Our....  more »
  • Really great place to visit. The castle is nicely restored and is an interesting museum. It also has a nice landscape and a garden. Great example of historical fortifications and part of dutch water line. Great place to go to on weekends by bike. Only 18 km from Amsterdam. Free for museum card owners.
  • Nice spot. We did not have time to go inside but enjoyed relaxing on the grass. We got the chance to find an army car near.
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