Castle de Haar
This Gothic fairy-tale castle (built from 1892 till 1912) has everything you expect from a castle: towers, turrets, moats, gates and suspension bridges. The castle's interior is luxuriously decorated with a large but incoherent collection of valuable antiques from all over the world.
Palace Het Loo
A visit to Palace Het Loo is a journey through 3 centuries of the Dutch Royal family. Built in 1686 and used by the royals as a summer retreat. You can spend the day in the stunning gardens and visit the beautifully furnished quarters inside the palace.
Located 20 minutes from Amsterdam in a quaint little town. Built around 1285 by the Count of Holland, Floris V and inhabited by the poet P.C. Hooft during the golden age. Take the “Knight tour”, climb 83 steps and dress up as a knight or a princess in one of the rooms. Great for a family visit. You can even take a boat tour from Amsterdam.
A striking manor house, located in the western part of the country, close to Arnhem. The castle is a national monument and is part of the top 100 Dutch heritage sites. Privately owned, best to visit on a Sunday in July & August. Visits on other dates are on reques).