Tucked away in a green landscape amid scenic gardens and creeks, Sepesteyn is vaguely reminiscent of Sleeping Beauty’s castle. It’s in this museum where Jonkheer Van Sypesteyn curated his art collection.
A young castle
Around 1900, aristocrat Henri van Sypesteyn built the castle on the foundation of an old building. This makes Sypesteyn quite a young castle, but it was furnished to look like the family had lived there for centuries. Items on display include four centuries of portraits of Henry’s ancestors and a large collection of porcelain, in addition to furniture, glassware, sculptures, 18th-century timepieces and even an armory with many suits of armor, weapons and firearms.
Van Sypesteyn was also an authority on old Dutch garden architecture. The layout of his castle grounds reflects his ideas. He also planted a number of non-native trees that are now among the oldest in the country. In the early springtime, 35 species of steppe plants are in bloom – a genuine feast for the eyes.
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|Type of Museum Pass||Price|
|Adult Pass||€ 75|
|Young Person Pass||€ 39|
|Kids Pass||€ 39|
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|0 t/m 5 jaar||free of charge|
|6 t/m 12 jaar||€ 7,50|
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