Unravel the history of Holland by exploring its beautiful castles and country houses. There are some 700 examples spread throughout the Netherlands, reflecting both historic fortresses and plush manor houses. Some are steeped in royal history, where you can trace the roots of
the Dutch Royal Family and its ties with other Royal Houses.
Begin with Slot Zuylen Castle, one of the treasures of the Vecht region, which has remained unchanged since 1752 Whilst retaining many of its medieval castle-like features it was converted into a country mansion in the 18th century.
On your endeavours, be sure not to miss Castle het Nijenhuis.This castle and its international art collection and sculpture garden can be visited all year round in Overijssel.
Want to be enchanted by the largest and most luxurious castle in Holland? Head out to Kasteel de Haar just outside of Utrecht. It is one of the top European historic houses. A visit to De Haar Castle will take you back to the glory days of the castle and will show you the breath-taking splendour that surrounded the international rich and famous in the early 20th century.
Visit Palace Het Loo - this majestic palace has fantastic gardens, objects and stables to see and in located in the beautiful province of Gelderland.
Castle Duivenvoorde - this stately castle nearby The Hague has a tree-lined avenue with beautiful surroundings and art collections.
And finally, explore the intriguing rooms and historical treasures of Muiderslot castle in the north of Holland and view the large collection of arms and armour.