During the rainy days and with the current restrictions, my only consolation is writing about magical places I discovered in the past months in Netherlands. The subject of this post is De Haar Castle, a place rich in stories!
|The joy of exploring this flamboyant castle
De Haar is the largest castle in the Netherlands, once the private residence of the Van Zuylen family, whose descendants still stay there yearly. In the last century, the castle also frequently hosted members of the international jet set with their lavish lifestyle; from Coco Chanel to Roger Moore, they too left their mark on the sumptuous rooms of the most opulent spot in Utrecht.
I visited the castle a couple of weeks ago, together with my dearest friend, Ioana, and it was a lovely Sunday, even with some warm sunshine!
This year I bought Museumkaart which allows free entrance to about 400 museums in the Netherlands, De Haar Castle included! Despite the months when the museums were/are closed, I got to use it a couple of times to return the investment! Without Museumkaart, the entrance ticket is 17 EUR for adults and it gives access to the castle rooms and the park.
Before starting the virtual tour, some indications how to get there. By car is always easier to get anywhere, but if you want to use the public transportation, like us, you need to take the train to Vleuten station and from there bus 111 to Kasteel de Haar. Be patient if you choose the public transportation! From Amsterdam it took us approximatively 1h30 to get there.
Let's start the tour! Be prepared to be amazed!
|Panoramic view with the entrance
|The dinning room
|The only bookcase in the library, which is more of a reading or study room than a library
|The hair salon
|The main hall viewed from the first floor
|Her dressing room