Castles & Country Estates on the Heuvelrug

Various members of royalty, architects and literary figures of renown have stayed in the beautiful castles and country estates.
Follow in their footsteps
In addition to the magnificent exteriors of these stately structures, many of the interiors feature private art collections and rare antiques to admire, and in some cases national museums to visit.
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Just as impressive as the Utrecht region's historic castles are the gardens on the grounds and the parks that surround them.
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The Utrechtse Heuvelrug is home to several glorious castles and country estates that are known across the country. These magnificent examples of power and splendour are situated in the most scenic places in the landscape. At these historic sites, you will experience the authentic environs of the region with the finest castle museums and gardens. You can spend the night in one of the rural estate hotels, B&Bs and country estates. The sites are all within a short distance of each other, perfect for visiting by bike. And with the Utrecht's Castles & Country Estates passport, you can enjoy both the nature and the peace and quiet as you learn more about the Dutch history of the castles and country estates.

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Events at the historic locations

Map of the Castles & Country Estates