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An unique national museum

Muiderslot castle has been a national museum since 1878. Before then, the castle was completely dilapidated and even came close to being demolished. Fortunately that never happened because King William I got involved. In 1878, the castle became one of the first national museums in the Netherlands. The castle was renovated thoroughly by the architect Pierre Cuypers, whom you may know from Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and Amsterdam Central Station.

Collection, residents and more

The collection revolves primarily around two historical eras: the Middle Ages and the 17th century. Want to know more about the collection? Read more here. At the castle, you will discover what life was like in the Middle Ages and the 17th century. This was when the poet and writer P.C. Hooft lived at the castle. Some of the halls are arranged the way they were when he lived here! P.C. Hooft also commissioned the castle gardens, Which look the way they did in the 17th century.

Want to know more about the turbulent history of the coolest castle in the Netherlands? Check out this book. You can buy it in the museum shop and in regular Dutch bookstores. But of course….. the best way to experience the castle is to stop by. Book your ticket now and we’ll see you soon.

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