De Haar Castle: the perfect day trip from Amsterdam

My fascination with castles is so borderline obsessive that when I was visiting relatives in Italy, eager for all opportunities to explore anything remotely resembling a castle, they nicknamed me Dracula.

In the following decade my love of all things castle related hasn’t waned in the slightest, so when I was studying in Amsterdam last year and heard that De Haar Castle was a mere 1.5hrs away, I couldn’t wait to jump on the next train. Here’s some photos from the afternoon adventure.


The castle is open from 11am-5pm daily, but be sure to arrive before 4pm if you want to look inside the castle. Entry is a little steep at 17€ to go inside, or much more reasonable at 5€ just for the grounds. I think it was worth the fee to go inside because of my aforementioned obsession with all things castle, but the grounds are definitely worth a visit on their own. You can find more info about visiting the castle here.

An icecream in the castle grounds is the perfect way to finish the day!


Author: Emma

I'm an Aussie who loves exploring my new homeland of Finland in my day to day life and traveling around Europe in my free time. I'm particularly passionate about solo and eco-friendly travel.

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