Private Tour to Utrecht and Haar Castle
Combine with this private tour in one of hte most beautiful cities of Amsterdam and visit the biggest castle of the country, with one of our English-Speaking Guide
Explore the medieval Netherlands
If you like stories of royalties, empires, armies and walled cities, you will love this tour! We pick you up and we travel to the Middle Ages in our “time machine”. We will visit the city of Utrecht, which became the country’s economic and religious center, and the Castle of Haar, known for being one of the most photographic historical buildings as well as for the countless stories and curiosities captured within its walls during more than six centuries of its lifetime.
Through the labyrinth of streets we will discover the Romanesque churches that form a cross on the map of the city, as this is one of those cities that made their city plan according to the location of their churches during its Christian ages. After the guided tour, we will have time to try some typical food, after which we will visit the Castle of Haar. While it looks medieval, it was actually built in the early 20th century and designed by the famous architect Pierre Cuypers, also known for designing other iconic buildings such as the Rijksmuseum or the Amsterdam Central Station. In the 1960s it became the place where the Van Zuylen family received the international jet set of this time.
- Specialized (and very nice) guide
- Private transportation Entrance to the Castle Haar
Must cancel or change 72 hours before of the departure
Center of the country
You will soak up history here! Although most of the cobblestone streets have been replaced in recent years by concrete surfaces (on the express request of cyclists), the medieval atmosphere has not disappeared from Utrecht. In addition, as it is the starting point of the country, it has been the center of the signing of treaties and unions since its origin. Besides Gibraltar, there are more stories.
Dom, Canals and Adriano VI
St. Martin’s Cathedral (or the Dom church), of which the tower is separated from the main building because of a hurricane, the home of the only Dutch pope in history and double-height canals. What were once warehouses for storing merchandise that came from far, far away, have now become bars with spectacular terraces. And nobody knows how to appreciate the sun as much as the Dutch!
Dutch Grandma's croquettes
There is no more authentic place to try traditional food than in Utrecht. The multitude of restaurants allow us to taste soups, meat and the famous croquettes. And if you want to fully integrate into the local culture, pour yourself a glass of milk to accompany it all.
Heads up: it looks like something out of a fairy tale and the gardens surrounding this castle seem like they are from a movie. The original construction dates from the end of the XIV century, but its current design is from the XX century. And how much has happened since then! You will be surprised by the stories of the parties that were held inside. It is said that among the guests were from Brigitte Bardot and Coco Chanel to María Callas and Roger Moor