Step back in time and explore 700 years of Dutch history 

Forming part of the Defence Line of Amsterdam, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the striking medieval Castle Muiderslot is a must-see for visitors to the city. It was built in the 13th century by Count Floris V and offers plenty of awe-inspiring sights. Explore Golden Age-era rooms, see the armory, and much more, there's also an audio tour through the impressive Knight’s Hall included in your ticket. Also, don't miss the beautiful gardens which still retain the atmosphere of the 17th century when they were created.

Please note:  Muiderslot Castle and the restrooms are not accessible to users of a wheelchair due to the stairs and steps. However, it is possible to visit the gardens and the falconer for free. Dogs are not permitted anywhere on the grounds, except for official assistance dogs.

Highlights:

  • Enjoy a guided tour of Golden Age rooms
  • See falconry and live demonstrations (during summer months)
  • Explore the armory, dungeon and medieval Towers

Did you know:

  • While out hunting with falcons in 1296, Floris V was captured by his nobles and imprisoned in his own castle. After attempting an escape he was stabbed 20 times and died.
  • The Muiderslot was the official residence of P.C. Hooft  in the 17th century, because he was appointed as sheriff (drost) of Muiden and bailiff (baljuw) of Gooiland in 1609
  • Towards the end of the 18th century, the castle began to be used as a prison before being abandoned and derelict

Don't Miss...

Towers and Knights
Scale the Castle's impressive towers and learn about its carefully constructed defenses from its narrow staircases to dead-end corridors. Climb 83 steps and enjoy amazing views from the rafters of the castle's highest tower, the West Tower. Discover an incredible collection of genuine suits of armor, chain mail, swords, and halberds in the Armoury, and learn about the life and times of medieval knights and their importance to the Castle's history.

The Golden Age
Journey back in time and tour the beautifully-restored Golden Age rooms of the Castle including the living room, bedroom, the Bishop's Room, Castle kitchen, Knight's Hall and Prince's Room. Learn about the castle's occupants during the Dutch Golden Age, including its most famous resident, writer and poet P.C. Hooft. For almost 40 years, Hooft spent summers in the castle and invited friends and intellectuals such as Vondel, Huygens, Bredero and Maria Tesselschade Visscher to stay.

Falconer
From 1 April to 31 October, guests can visit the falconer and learn all about these beautiful birds of prey and the ancient art of falconry. 

How to get there:

  • Bus: from Amsterdam Amstelstation  320, 322, 327 or
  • Train: 110 from Amsterdam CS to Weesp

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April 1st until October 31st
Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 12:00 - 17:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00
November 1st until March 31st
Monday
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Closed:

Dec 25, Dec 31, Jan 1

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Address:

Herengracht 1, Muiden

Telephone:

031-294256262

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