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Be inspired by the magic of Carel Willink and Ruurlo Castle

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Ruurlo Castle is the second location of Museum MORE, the museum for Modern Realism in Gorssel. The museum collection at the castle focuses on the life and work of the master artist Carel Willink. The exhibition shows the development of an artist searching his way, and who grew to become a truly extraordinary painter.

Carel Willink is, according to some, the best painter in his genre: Magical Realism! Is that a contradiction? No, it is paining the imagination as real as possible.

In addition to 45 works by Carel Willink, five special creations by fashion designer Fong Leng can be seen. This Chinese – Dutch designer had a store in the most expensive street in Amsterdam: PC Hooft straat. Also, several museum already exhibited her special collections, among which the Van Goghmuseum.

The unique Ruurlo Castle lies in the richly wooded Achterhoek region of the eastern Netherlands. It is one of the region’s most beautiful castles and is surrounded by a beautiful and lush English landscaped garden. You will really feel like you’re in a fairytale!

Ruurlo Castle itself has also reached a very respectable age. Its name appears in archives as far back as the fourteenth century. Can you imagine?

A visit to this historic site is a magical experience. A ticket to the museum entitles you to explore the rooms of the castle. And for those who do not wish to visit the museum, the surrounding English landscaped gardens and the restaurant, Oranjerie Ruurlo, are open to the public.

LOCATION  Vordenseweg 2, Ruurlo
Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 – 17:00 h

NB: closed on 25th of December, 27th of April and 1st of January

✅  Entry to the castle ✅ Fast track entry
PUBLIC TRANSPORT Take the MORE express from station Ruurlo for free
BEST TIME TO VISIT You can visit the castle the whole day!
TICKET TYPE Printed Vouchers

Extra information



  • The castle is accesible for disabled visitors. It is on old building though
  • All floors are accesible with a lift
  • Cloakroom is free of charge


  • Uno de los castillos más bellos y antiguos de la región
  • Un hermoso jardín inglés alrededor del castillo
  • Una combinación única de historia y arte moderno
  • Mayor colección de pintor Carel Willink

Ruurlo Castle Holland
Castle Ruurle Willinck hall
Ruurlo Castle painting Holland

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