During the Middle Ages, castles were built to serve as a defensible home. Originally a castle combined the functions of being defendable and habitable to a limited group of people like soldiers or a noble family. In addition to serving as a defense, the structure also radiated status and power.

The Netherlands has over 1300 castles. From old castles built in the Middle Ages to younger buildings that resemble a castle. Imagine yourself a knight or a damsel and learn more about the eventful history of Holland by visiting a castle!

Ruurlo Castle

A magical castle with beautiful gardens and impressive art
per person
1 hour