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Nieuw Loosdrechtsedijk 150
1231 LC Loosdrecht
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035 - 58 23 208

Kasteel Sypesteyn in Loosdrecht
Kasteel Sypesteyn in Loosdrecht
Een van de vertrekken in het kasteel
The inside of the castle
Vertrek met uitgebreid porselein servies
A large collection of porcelain can be viewed in the castle

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.

Historic garden

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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