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Slot Zuylen (Castle)

Slot Zuylen Castle

Have you ever wondered how it feels like to live in a castle and live the glamorous lifestyles of the royals who once lived in these castles? Slot Zuylen is the perfect tourist spot for those people who simply admire the life of grace and prestige. Slot Zuylen explicitly shows the grandeur and the extravagant lifestyles of the royal class.


Slot Zuylen was established in  the 1300s as a fortified fortress. But during the civil war in 1422 it was totally damaged until it was rebuilt in 1510. But in 1752 it was transformed into a country mansion. Its present location is the northern part of Utrecht’s river.

What To Expect

Slot Zuylen serves as a proof of how the people lived in explicit beauty and elegance in the middle ages. Noble houses were usually known for their sophisticated furniture and the Slot Zuylen is one of them, with its considerable collection of different paintings, glass wares, embroideries and ceramics.

As you stroll inside the museum you would notice how the people lived in a life of grace and wealth. The tearoom, which served as a reception area for distinguished guest of the family, has a breathtaking view of the garden, which becomes more beautiful during spring and summer, an ideal place to enjoy a cup of tea on the veranda.

The garden which embodies the history and the legacy of Slot Zuylen is fortified by moat and walls that surrounds the museum gardens. The distinguished landscape of the gardens is perfect for family tours especially if you want to be relaxed while enjoying the historical scenery of the place.

How To Get There

Slot Zuylen Gate

Visiting Slot Zuylen depends on the season you are planning to take a tour. During high season which is primarily from May 15 to September 15, the schedule of the guided tours is on an hourly basis that starts from 11:30 to 3:30 pm during Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday respectively.

And during Saturday the schedule of the guided tours starts from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. And during Sunday the schedule is from 1:30 to 3:30 pm, and for the families with children respectively the guided tour started at 12:00 pm.

But during the Low season which is from March 15 to May 15 and September 15 to November 15, the schedules are only available during Saturday and Sunday. Saturday schedule is from 2:30 to 3:30 pm. And on Sunday the schedule is 1:30 to 3:30 pm and the guided tour for the children and their family starts at 12:00 pm.

All of the guided tours are available only in Dutch but the respective translation is available on the guide papers. The Slot Zuylen is closed during winter but guided tours are possible if an arrangement is reserved prior to the visit. During Christmas season guided tours are on festivity themes respectively.

Address: Tournooiveld 1, 3611 AS Oud Zuilen, Nederland

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