I have forgotten that Rheden is still in Holland and this is why I was surprised to see in the morning that everybody is using the bicycle to go to the work or school or even the kindergarten... If you do not believe it take a look to my photos. The youngest bicyclist was not older than three years.
The family that inhabites the castle for centuries, always does something special with Christmas. All the rooms are decorated in specific styles and colours and in the middlepoint is the Christmas-tree. Outside on the patio with the former stables and personel-quarters, few little Christmas-markets are installed and all kinds of decorative little items, as well as candy and cookies can be bought.
This event is around the third advents-weekend and is often very busy. There's no such thing as reservations, so reckon with waiting in line and shuffling through the magically dressed up rooms while from the top of the staircase soft (live) sweet harpmusic descents on the visitors.