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Address: Tournooiveld 1, Oud-Zuilen | Gemeende Stichtse Vecht, 3611 AS Utrecht, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 30 244 0255
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Sun 11:30 - 17:00
Sat 14:00 - 17:00

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A classic castle

Didn't manage to get inside as we arrived close to closing, but this pile is a wonder to see. It looks the grand part and we must come beck to see it fully. It certainly is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 March 2016
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a peaceful place! It's located by the margin of the cannal, it's so quiet I felt like living there, hehe. I didn't get the chance to enter, but even outside the place is gorgeous, with those plants growing on the walls.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

We arrived by car, the most convenient means of visiting the place. Castle is well maintained and interior is very well preserved. If you are interested in history, design, art, ... - a place to visit! It is not allowed to roam the rooms on our own. A guide conducts a tour. The tour is in Dutch, but we were... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Didn't manage to get inside as we arrived close to closing, but this pile is a wonder to see. It looks the grand part and we must come beck to see it fully. It certainly is imposing, and in a beautiful setting, with a =n excellent restaurant at the end of the drive. Grea.t walks nearby

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

The castle is located in the town of Oud Zuilen, which is very near to Utrecht. Although the interior of the castle seems to be quite modern, it is actually rich of history. To enter the castle, one needs to join a guided tour. The tour is given only in Dutch. Written information in English is given to the persons... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

Castles are usually about pomp and grandour, but that's not what comes to mind when you see Slot Zuylen. It's quite modest in fact. It's located in Oud-Zuylen, which is on the outskirts of Utrecht. It's most famous resident was Belle van Zuylen (Isabelle de Charrière). Quite a lady she was. She was very independent and well-educated, which made her... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

Not a typical medieval castle, but rather a more modern fantasy version! The interior is well maintained and very much as it was lived in during the 20th century.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

We had a slightly weird experience here. The guide seemed to be a little annoyed by foreign guests, which was strange as you have a lot of international visitors there. This basically ruined the whole experience. Beautiful castle, though! If you get a good price, go for it. Cannot recommend the tour, though, because of the guide.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

Very nice place... Lovely gardens... Great for a walk, some tea, relax and enjoy. Nice different thing to do in Utrecht.

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Bussum, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

This castle with its interesting gardens is where Belle van Zuylen, famous 18th century writer (in French!) lived. Were interesting and in a beautiful position on the river, the ideal bicycle outing (though the is a bus going there as well). Good restuarants around.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

Cycled from Utrecht to the castle. Not open until 2pm and you had to precook tour of house, so we could only go to the gardens. Nice gardens and relaxing for a couple of hours.

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