Duivenvoorde Castle

  • The estate and the castle of Duivenvoorde form a unique ensemble, with its roots in the 13th century. Because Duivenvoorde was never sold but always passed on - collection and all - through inheritance, the owners’ presence can still be keenly felt today. Read more about the history of the castle and the unique history of the residents here.

  • The castle

    • History
      Duivenvoorde is a unique and still inhabited castle and estate, with its roots in the 13th century. Around 1250, there was very likely a large, square defence tower where the castle now stands. Remnants...
    • Residents
      Duivenvoorde has a remarkable residents' history. The estate and castle have always been family-owned. For eight centuries, Duivenvoorde was owned through inheritance, by the families Van Wassenaer (thirteenth-eighteenth...
    • Historic interiors
      Duivenvoorde Castle has fourteen historic interiors, spanning the 17th through the 19th centuries, which are open to the public. Because Duivenvoorde was never sold but always passed on - collection and...
    • Image gallery
      Have a look at some highlights of the Duivenvoorde castle and estate.

    Museum

    • Exhibitions
      Read all about earlier exhibitions at Duivenvoorde here. The newest exhibit, the Story of Duivenvoorde, can be viewed from 14 April to 26 October 2018.
    • Upstairs Downstairs
      Een familiekiekje uit duizenden op een unieke plek in Zuid-Holland. Het is 1890 en op het gazon van Kasteel Duivenvoorde poseert een omvangrijk gezelschap. In het midden troont Cornelia Maria Steengracht...
    • Seasons op Duivenvoorde
      Nederland kent een duidelijke wisseling van de seizoenen. Ook al maken we ons zorgen over het opwarmen van de aarde en mopperen we graag op het weer, niemand zal de seizoenswisselingen willen verruilen...
    • Collection
      Check out the best pieces of our portrait collection online!
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