Netherlands Zuylen Castle

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Andries Jongsma

About this spot
Slot Zuylen is one of the most ancient castles situation on the Vecht river, just outside of Utrecht. Whilst retaining many of its medieval castle-like features it was converted into a country mansion in the 18th century. Its most famous resident was Belle van Zuylen (Isabelle de Charrière), writer of fame and feminist avant la lettre. Slot Zuylen opened its doors to visitors 60 years ago and has meanwhile acquired museum status.
Slot Zuylen is surrounded by historic gardens, which are perfect for relaxing strolls. One of the main features of the garden is its famous serpentine wall.

Admission to the castle museum is by guided tour only, which lasts around 75 minutes. Guided tours are given in Dutch, but all are welcome to join as information sheets are available to follow along in English, French or German.

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