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Modern castle chef

Siebren Houwer is a historian, tour guide, and our very own castle chef. His passion for history and cuisine meet at Muiderslot castle. He gave some very flavorful cooking lessons in the castle gardens. He made beer bread the way it was eaten in the Middle Ages, for instance, and shared his recipe for historic herbal wine, including some fascinating historical facts. Lots of ingredients grow in our castle gardens, which you will also hear about in the garden audio tour. If you’re interested in cooking and history, don’t forget to ask if Siebren’s around during your visit!

tasting siebren

All this talking about cooking and food… Makes you hungry, right? Check out what Amsterdam Castles Museum Cafe has to offer! And don’t forget to check our calendar for food related activities.