Duivenvoorde Castle

Duivenvoorde Castle dates from the 13th century and is one of the oldest in South Holland.

Originating in the 13th century, Duivenvoorde Castle (Kasteel Duivenvoorde) in The Hague suburb of Voorschoten is one of the oldest castles in Zuid Holland.  For the first five centuries of its history one family, the Van Duivenvoordes, who gave the castle its name, owned the castle.  Opened to the public in 1960, the castle’s magnificent rooms are furnished with Delft earthenware, Chinese and European porcelain and portraits of the noble Van Duivenvoorde family.

This year the castle celebrates 50 years of being opened to public with a number of special events including a series of lectures, a photo, drawing and painting competition and  exhibition based on the theme Timeless Trendy which focuses on the way the castle’s interior and modern art collection.

Duivenvoorde Castle is also available for special events and is a popular place for weddings, parties and in the summer months, concerts.  Every October candlelight tours are offered, allowing you to experience the splendor of this beautiful castle by candlelight.

For more information on Duivenvoorde Castle, its opening hours and 50th year celebration visit the website.

Author: Monique

Monique and her husband moved to The Hague 12 years ago. This mother of 2 and intrepid traveler writes about The Netherlands for examiner.com and her family's travels at travelingmom.com. Follow her on Twitter @monique_rubin and become a fan on Facebook.

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