Muiderslot

Muiderslot

Muiderslot is a square medieval castle complete with moat, drawbridge, battlements, wall-walks and arrow loops. The castle walls and round towers on the four corners enclose a courtyard and the residence of the castle lord.

Muiderslot is thought to have been built in the year 1370. The gardens, ornamental and vegetable, date from the 18th century. The castle never saw any military action, but it certainly looks imposing. It had a ‘strategic’ location, on the shore of Zuiderzee and at the mouth of the River Vecht where passing ships could be pressured into paying toll to the lord of the castle. Frequent guided tours take you through those rooms that have a fascinating 17th century interior; whilst you can wander around other parts of the castle by yourself. It’s definitely great fun to visit with kids.

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