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 coming and earlier exhibitions at Duivenvoorde here.
    • Collection
      Check out the best pieces of our collection online!
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