Another famous resident was Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft (1581–1647), colloquially known as P.C. Hooft. He moved into Muiderslot castle in 1609.
The castle came with his new position as administrator, dijkgraaf (chair of the Dutch water board), and judge for the Gooiland region. He was not very fond of his work and its obligations, was P.C. Hooft, who preferred to focus on writing. As a result, Hooft became famous for his many poems, books, letters, and plays. Muiderslot castle inspired him but he also felt lonely very often. As a result, he loved to invite his creative and learned friends from Amsterdam over. Want to know more about these friends and their parties at the castle? Read more about the Muiderkring.
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