What does it feel like to live in a castle? Discover this and more at De Haar Castle, where every door opens to another story. Stories of the times, cultures and people of the past. Take a guided tour or go off on your own with an audio guide.
Stories locked away behind castle walls
De Haar is the largest castle in the Netherlands, once owned by the Van Zuylen family. This impressive monumental castle is extraordinary due to its rich history. Baron Etienne van Zuylen and Baroness Hélène de Rothschild de Haar inherited the castle in the 19th century, in a state of disrepair. The wealth and splendor that followed was very unusual for the Netherlands.
Architect Pierre Cuypers, the designer of the Rijksmuseum and Amsterdam Centraal station, renovated the dilapidated castle and turned it into a modern lodging for the baron, baroness and their countless distinguished guests. The castle’s luxurious amenities were ahead of its time. The inhabitants had access to running water, central heating, a Turkish bath, a cutting-edge kitchen, and even a passenger elevator!
Explore the castle and hear many – sometimes outlandish – stories on the national and international jet set, who often spent several days a year on the de Haar estate.
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Netherlands Museum Pass
Purchase the Netherlands Museum Pass to visit more than 400 museums in the Netherlands for one year.
|Type of Museum Pass||Price|
|Adult Pass||€ 75|
|Young Person Pass||€ 39|
|Kids Pass||€ 39|
Kasteel de Haar also sells Netherlands Museum Passes on-site.
Standard tickets Kasteel de Haar
|0 t/m 3 jaar||free of charge|
|4 t/m 12 jaar - Kasteelbezoek||€ 12,50|
|4 t/m 12 - Parkbezoek||€ 4|
|13 t/m 17 jaar - Kasteelbezoek||€ 19|
|Volwassenen - Kasteelbezoek||€ 19|
|Volwassenen - Parkbezoek||€ 6|
Children vote for kid-approved museums
Children aged 12 and under review museums as kid-approved or not (with kidsproof labelling on the photograph). Reviewing museums is fun! Collect stickers to create your own works of art.