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“Wonderful town, beautiful castle and very child friendly!”
Review of Muiderslot

Muiderslot
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Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Muiden
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
mattapoisett, ma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Wonderful town, beautiful castle and very child friendly!”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

This is a great place to have kids or adults young at heart to enjoy history. They have outfits and props that you can dress up in. Makes for some great photos. Also, the town is absolutely beautiful! If possible bring a bike and explore the community gardens, the gelato shop, the bakery and the pretty gardens.

Visited July 2014
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Farnham, UK
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“Enchanting Castle and a quiet day trip out from Amsterdam”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

Taking a very short train journey from central station, we arrived at the castle via a ferry. It was a pleasant change from Amsterdam to escape the crowds and chill out in a very historic venue. The guided tour was done in Dutch & English, although the English dialogue lasted half the time. I think the anecdotes didn't translate that easily. Its worth the effort of finding the ferry, just a short walk from the bus stop. Bus fares were cheap and the timetable is regular.

Visited May 2014
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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“Good alternative if you have already seen windmills, tulips and Volendam”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

This castle is the closest castle to Amsterdam, less than a half hour drive. Paid parking is available. If you have a museum pass the entrance is free. The tours are usually in Dutch, but we were given English reading material and our guide explained everything again to us in English afterwards. We enjoyed the tour and found some of the information about life during those times very amusing. The garden during my visit in the summer was not that impressive, a small part of it was closed off for replanting, I am sure it was much more lovely during spring.

Visited June 2014
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New York
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“Great visit outside of Amsterdam, take the ferry”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

At Muiden is the magnificent Muiderslot Castle, as if it stepped out of a fairy tale. A small genuine castle easily seen in a 2 hour visit, perfect for children. Several hands on interactive exhibits including costume pieces to try on, lift a sword, try on a helmet. Several children arrived in their own costumes too. There is a falconer with a demonstration and information on falcons. The staff at the hotel reports it is a popular Dutch school trip destination. There is another educational building and a small garden as well. worth the trip. There is a guided tour ( not great if English is your language though, they hand you a card to read.) and you can roam around on your own.The ferry ride is great, the ferry staff informative and personable and they really add to the experience. Beer and coffee available on the ferry which can be picked up at the marina at the last stop Amsterdam IJburg. Just fyi, there are no signs for the marina, we had to ask in the market.With tram 26 from Amsterdam Central Station you’ll be at the Amsterdam tourist ferry in only 15 minutes.

Not a trip for the physically challenged, lots of steps, narrow passages, cobble stone courtyard

Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Very beautiful scenery”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

If you are in Amsterdam and you want to see the surrounding areas you should give this place a try. I quite close to the main city and won't take you more than half a day to visit it.

The entry tickets costs 13.5 E (or silver ticket from the Holland Pass). In order to get here you can take bus 320 or 322 from Amsterdam (bus ticket - 3.5e/one way).

The castle tour is quite short, but interesting. Behind the castle is a small annex where there is a film playing constantly. The film is very educative and explains how floods, and water in general, influenced the Dutch life. But besides this, the castle itself looks beautiful as well as the lovely city of Muiden.

Visited June 2014
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