The Castle

The largest and most luxurious castle in the Netherlands.

During Luminous Nights, tours of the castle and free walking in the park are not possible.
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About the Hair

Between 1892 and 1912, Baron Etienne van Zuylen and Baroness Hélène de Rothschild have the castle rebuilt from a ruin by architect Pierre Cuypers (by then known for Amsterdam's Central Station and the Rijksmuseum), as a tribute to the glorious Van Zuylen van Nijevelt van de Haar family.
Castle de Haar is resurrected into an opulent and in every way "over-the-top" family castle, used to impress the national and international jet set of the 19th century.
The castle is characterized by its rich and extravagant history, the many special stories hidden behind the castle walls and the large collection of art collected by the family with their cosmopolitan lifestyle.

Discover all stories

The castle still looks exactly as it did during the family's September occupation in the last century. Discover for yourself all the stories about how things were during the stay of the baron and baroness. The room guides are ready to tell you all the stories about the family and their impressive guests.

Download the (free) Kasteel de Haar app, with reading maps, walking routes, virtual tours and extra photos and videos, with which you will get even more out of your visit.

For Children

For children, Kasteel de Haar is the ultimate fairy-tale castle. They discover everything about living and working in a castle. From cooking on a coal cooker to dining in the beautiful Dining Room. All year round, various treasure hunts and guided tours are organised for the whole family, from young to old.

55 hectares of park & gardens

Take a walk through the expansive English landscape park with its winding paths and romantic bridges, discover the Maze, Deer Park and wander through the Rose Garden, Box Garden and Roman Garden.
Bring your own sandwiches and perch on the Picnic Meadow or enjoy coffee, lunch or drinks at the Coach House (on the Stable Square) or the Tuynhuis (in the park).

Wedding plans?

Looking for the perfect location for your wedding? Or are you looking for a unique location for a stylish dinner, large event, reception or presentation? Kasteel de Haar is the perfect location for a unique experience that will make an impression. Kasteel de Haar is your host!