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Things to do in Harmelen

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Castle
“De Haar Castle is the largest castle in the Netherlands. At the end of the 19th century the castle was restored by the famous architect Pierre Cuypers, who is also designer of the Central Station and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. The castle is from the 13th or 14th century and is built in a neo-gothic style, but the interior is eclectic, since it has been shaped by different residents. It features many nail-proof decorations, old furniture pieces and a silver cutlery with the family crest. There are also many art objects in the castle. Next to the castle is a chapel built and the castle also has a beautiful park and beautiful gardens, which were designed by Hendrik Copijn.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Castle
“A visit to De Haar Castle is a journey of discovery to a marvelous world. There are only a few castles in Europe that have the same ideal image of a medieval fortress with towers and ramparts, with canals, gates and drawbridges as De Haar. The castle - which is the largest and most luxurious castle of The Netherlands - was entirely restored and partially rebuilt in the late 19th century and it rises like a real fairy-tale castle from a park with large trees, surrounded by old gardens and ponds. The park and gardens surrounding De Haar Castle - covering 135 acres of land - are worth a visit in their own right. Nice tours inside & outside the castle for children as www.kasteeldehaar.nl ”
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Bus Station
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Theme Park
“Amsterdam Castle? If you want to see the most beautifull castle of the Netherlands don’t wait in the long lines in Muiden - go to the Haarzuilens next to Utrecht. ”
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Restaurant
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Restaurant
“Wanneer je naar Kasteel De Haar gaat, moet je ook zeker gaan kijken in het pittoreske dorpje Haarzuilen. Bij het Wapen van Haarzuylen kun je gezellig op het terras zitten voor een kop koffie of een glas wijn. En natuurlijk pannenkoeken eten!”
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Street Address
“Het is een uniek kasteel met prachtige tuinen omheen. Zie mijn fotos. Tijdens een mooi weer is het zeker een bezoek waard.”
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Store
“A charity shop to beat all charity shops. Clothing, shoes and bag, household goods, tools, books, art - on Wednesday afternoon from 13:00 to 16:00 and the last Saturday of the month from 11:00 to 13:00 you can compete with eager bargain hunters from all over the place in the big sheds of the Emmaus community on the grounds of Haarzuilens Castle. The members of the community belong to the movement founded in France by Abbé Pierre, providing a model for self-reliant living for people who might otherwise be homeless. They are masters in bringing in the best goods!”
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Street Address
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You can be surprised by the chef or choose from our changing menu. A suitable glass of wine? Our service is happy to advise you.
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Establishment
“you can rent a boat or a Canoe here and also from the scheepsjongens along the Singel in Woerden”
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Store
“Eating cherries! Between Kasteel Nyenrode and Partycentrum de Olifant, in Breukelen the cherry orchard has been a household name for years. For years you can buy the best cherries there. Rob and Tiny, your host and hostess, are ready for you every day with coffee, tea, pastries, chilled drinks, Nijenrode Beer, cherry wine and the tastiest cherries and other fruit. And have you ever tried a match of cherry seed spitting? Cherry season: May - August. ”
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Top restaurants

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Restaurant
“Wanneer je naar Kasteel De Haar gaat, moet je ook zeker gaan kijken in het pittoreske dorpje Haarzuilen. Bij het Wapen van Haarzuylen kun je gezellig op het terras zitten voor een kop koffie of een glas wijn. En natuurlijk pannenkoeken eten!”
  • 1 local recommends
You can be surprised by the chef or choose from our changing menu. A suitable glass of wine? Our service is happy to advise you.
  • 1 local recommends

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