Netherlands – Kasteel de Haar

Kasteel de Haar
Kasteel de Haar

Kasteel de Haar was the first castle I visited in the Netherlands, and I’ve reminisced about it for a long time. I think it’s beautiful. 馃檪

The castle is nearby Utrecht, but you can’t get there by train, you have to take a bus. I have to add here, that traveling by train in the Netherlands is very convenient, but by bus it’s a bit worse. Especially, when you travel on Sunday taking a bus is always problematic. I’d say don’t try to travel on Sunday by bus in the Netherlands, on a week day it’s usually much easier.


Kasteel de Haar to pierwszy zamek, kt贸ry zwiedzi艂am w Holandii, i na d艂ugo pozosta艂 w mojej pami臋ci. Uwa偶am, 偶e jest uroczy i nie bez powody go艣ci wiele festiwali.

Zamek znajduje si臋 w pobli偶u miejscowo艣ci Utrecht, jednak nie mo偶na do niego dojecha膰 poci膮giem, trzeba przesi膮艣膰 si臋 na autobus. Musz臋 tutaj podkre艣li膰, 偶e podr贸偶owanie poci膮giem po Holandii jest bardzo wygodne, ale autobusem ju偶 troch臋 mniej. Szczeg贸lnie nie polecam autobus贸w w niedziel臋! W pozosta艂e dni tygodnia jest zdecydowanie 艂atwiej!

18 thoughts on “Netherlands – Kasteel de Haar”

  1. That is really cool. I don’t think I even knew they had castles. Who built it and when? I hardly remember any history of the Netherlands during the middle ages.

    1. This castle is really amazing! And, that’s what I think – tourists often don’t hear about many beautiful places in the Netherlands. Unfortunately, they’re not so popular as Amsterdam. That’s why I want to show some of them on my blog.

      This is a short history:
      (text was taken from Kasteel de Haar website:
      “Origins of De Haar Castle
      The origins of De Haar Castle can be found in the Middle Ages. The medieval house was founded in the 14th century. In the 15th century the castle was destroyed and rebuilt with its still existing pentagonal floor plan. During the 18th and 19th centuries the castle was abandoned and fell to ruin.
      The young owner baron Etienne van Zuylen van Nijevelt van de Haar acquired the ruin by inheritance in the late 19th century. He decided to rebuild and restore his ancestral home with grandeur. Baron Etienne gave the assignment to the famous Dutch architect Pierre Cuypers, who was well known for the construction and design of Amsterdam Central Station, the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam and more than 90 churches.”

  2. Zamek ogromny i przepi臋kny, a do tego 艣wietnie zachowany. Chcia艂abym na swojej podr贸偶niczej drodze spotyka膰 zabytkowe budowle w takim stanie. Niestety, je艣li chodzi o zamki to ostatnio zwiedzam tylko ruiny.

    1. Yes, I did, also very nice, however I like castles a bit more from outside, and I love ruins 馃槈

  3. I nearly gasped when I saw this. Gorgeous!

    Looks like it would be a great outdoor location for a movie.

  4. Uroczy zamek – bardzo takie lubi臋! Tylko szkoda, 偶e ci臋偶ko do niego dotrze膰 publicznym transportem, bo zwykle w podr贸偶y na takim si臋 opieram…

  5. What a beautiful castle !!!! It must be very cool to know him closely !!!!
    A meow of Bilbo

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