Castle De Haar in the village Haarzuilens is close to Utrecht
De Haar Castle is the biggest and most luxurious castle of the Netherlands. A beautiful castle with its towers, turrets, moats, gates and suspension bridges, it resembles a true medieval castle. This castle is in the little village of Haarzuilens near Utrecht. A visit to Castle De Haar takes you back to the glory days of the past. Your visit will give you a better idea of the excessive life that the international jet set lived at the beginning of the 20th century.
Rose gardens around Castle De Haar in Haarzuilens
The park and its gardens surrounding Castle De Haar, it’s covering over 135 acres of land and are absolutely worth a visit. The Rose Garden, the Roman Garden, the ponds and canals, as well as the many bridges, romantic vistas, and impressive avenues invite visitors to go on a long walk. Each season has its own charm, the park is always beautiful.
Visit Castle De Haar in Utrecht
The castle can only be visited on guided tours led by one of our expert guides. During the tour, you will learn everything you need to know about the castle’s architectural history, its interior and collection and about the special relationship with the Van Zuylen and Rothschild families. The castle has a cosmopolitan grandeur unique to the Netherlands.
Festivals, Fairs and Events at castle De Haar in Haarzuilens
Elfia Fantasy Fair
At Castle the Haar, or as we say at Kasteel de Haar is the perfect place for festivities. Imagine walking around as a knight or as a troll through this magical ambiance. Move between elves and princesses, witches and dragons. How cool is that?
The most famous events are the Country and Christmas fair and Elfia Fantasy Fair. At the Elfia Fantasy Fair, all visitors come dressed, some of them are beautiful transformed into knights, elves, witches, and dwarves. The Country and Christmas fair is at the end of November and the Elf Fantasy Fair is in April. On these days you pay different admission prices than usual.
When to visit Castle De Haar.
The place is open 7 days a week. The park around the Castle opens at 9 o’clock. The Castle itself usually opens at 11 hours. The place closes just after 16 hours.
Address: Kasteel de Haar, Kasteellaan 1, 3455 RR Haarzuilen