The castle mainly attracts the visitors because of the fact that Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany lived here in excile after people declared Germany a republic in november 1918.
The castle is full of items collected or brought by the emperor. Since he died in 1941 the Castle remained untouched until now.
It's very interesting to see how he created his own imperium on 59 ha. of estate.
Adults € 5,50
Children (6 - 15) € 1,00
From 15 March until 31 Oktober:
Tue-Sat from 10.00-17.00 hrs.
Sun. from 13.00-17.00 hrs.
Special openings on:
Easter Monday, Whit Monday and Ascension Day, between 10.00-17.00 hrs.
From 1 November until 14 March:
Tue-Sun from 13.00-17.00 hrs.
Also closed on 25 December and 1 January.
Last entrance is at 4 p.m.
March 15 to October 31
Tuesday to Saturday from 10-17 hrs
Sunday from 13-17 hrs
November 1 to March 14
Tuesday to Sunday from 13-17 hrs
Closed on December 25 and January 1
Sunday you can visit yourself. All other days the tours are guided.
See rest of the tips for my personal impression!
I saw this driving in
town and had to get
a picture of it ....
It is the town water
tower that was built
and completed in 1902,
and is 30 meters high.
The whole house is strewn with paintings and photographs. The latter give an amazing insight in how life was around 1900.
After Kaiser Wilhelm II died in 1941 the house and contents were turned over to the Dutch government.