Discover 700 years of Dutch History with a visit to the medieval Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot (incl. ferry)


Forming part of the Defence Line of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot (incl. ferry) was build in the 13th century by Count Floris V. From the enchanting castle and beautiful gardens to Golden Age-era rooms, Knight's Hall, Armoury and more, there's so much to discover with a visit to Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot (incl. ferry) making it a firm favourite with locals and tourists alike.

Please note: You can reach the Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot by taking the free ferry from Amsterdam or travel to the Castle yourself, see below for directions on how to get there.

Highlights:

  • Roundtrip boat excursion to the Castle
  • Free entry to Castle Muiderslot
  • Guided tour of Golden Age rooms
  • Falconry and live demonstrations (during summer months)
  • Armoury, 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 defences 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 armour, 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 April to October, guests can visit the falconer and learn all about these beautiful birds of prey and the ancient art of falconry. Enjoy live demonstrations from May to September.

How to get there:

To the Ferry - Address: Krijn Taconiskade 124 a, Amsterdam - Departure is at 11am  

  • Tram:  26 IJburg

Directly to the Castle - Address: Herengracht 1, Muiden

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

 

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Mar 30 - Oct 28
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11.00
Wednesday 11.00
Thursday 11.00
Friday 11.00
Saturday 11.00
Sunday 11.00

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Address:

Rijksmuseum Muiderslot Herengracht 1 1398 AA Muiden

Telephone:

003120 - 4278888

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