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Our most recommended Utrecht Museums & Exhibitions

Utrecht: De Haar Castle and Park Entrance Ticket

1. Utrecht: De Haar Castle and Park Entrance Ticket

Immerse yourself in history at iconic De Haar Castle. Admire its picture book medieval architecture, see its opulent interior, learn about the famous guests who have stayed there, and explore its tranquil grounds. Encounter a medieval fortress with towers and ramparts, moats, gates, and drawbridges. Marvel at the setting as the fairytale-like castle rises majestically from parkland filled with impressive trees, old gardens, and ponds. Take a walk in its tranquil parklands. Visit the Rose Garden or Roman Garden. Discover its ponds and canals, as well as the many bridges, romantic vistas, and impressive avenues ideal for long walks or picnics.

Utrecht: Centraal Museum Entrance Ticket

2. Utrecht: Centraal Museum Entrance Ticket

Discover art, design, fashion, and city history in the Centraal Museum Utrecht, the oldest municipal museum in the Netherlands. The museum aims to expand your mind by offering different perspectives on the present and the past and through special events and activities. Immerse yourself in fashion as you walk through exhibits that display important garments from the last hundred years. There are famous items on display by world-renowned designers such as Jan Taminiau and Iris van Herpen. Get a real feel for the graphic designer, visual artist, and children’s book author Dick Bruna and see his faithfully reconstructed studio inside the museum. His best-known creation is Miffy (or, in Dutch: nijntje).  Marvel at the skillful use of color and the intriguing themes of the internationally renowned Caravaggisti painters of Utrecht, including Dirck van Baburen, Gerard van Honthorst, and Hendrick ter Brugghen. Visit the contemporary art stages inside and outside the museum displaying contemporary artists and their artwork on topical issues in today’s society. The Expo 10, named ‘Utrecht Lokaal’, is devoted to presenting both exciting new talents and established artists from the city of Utrecht. The design collection includes the renowned (and the world’s largest) Rietveld collection. In addition to the world-famous Red and Blue Chair, you can view a diverse selection of works by this versatile designer and architect. Centraal Museum also has an impressive collection of modern art from 1850 - 1950, with works by famous artists such as Gustave Courbet, along with Utrecht artists including the surrealist Joop Moesman and magic realist Pyke Koch.  Learn more about the city of Utrecht, with its rich history and varied population. There are portraits of Utrecht’s citizenry throughout the ages and also the remnants of a huge medieval barge.

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What people are saying about Utrecht

The Castle is fantastic. Amazing! I'm glad I went. I arrived before its opening at 11:00 and went to the little town next door to Haarzuilens, it's beautiful. With the characteristic windows of the area in white and red. You can eat or drink when the bars and restaurants are open. I got there from the Vleuten train station, taking the 127 bus that left me 16' from the castle. I walked between fields and trees. In summer there is another bus 111 that leaves you closer. The visit inside the castle will take you about an hour. The route to follow is perfectly marked. In my case I had lunch where the great central square is located, at the entrance to the castle gardens. Full of flowers of all kinds.

Getting to the Castle from the City Centre, and walking until the Castle gardens is a whole different experience. I arrived a bit after the Castle opened, and spent some time in the gardens prior touring the castle. Believe me, both are worth visiting, make sure you book the ticket that includes both the Castle and the Gardens. From my point of view, and perhaps as a Castle lover; I recommend spending a whole day here (11:00am - 5:00pm) whether you're alone or in company.

The castle is gorgeous! It is well worth the visit, even though it is a little far from the center of Amsterdam. As we were a group of 4, we rented a car and it was super easy to get there. The getyourguide ticket worked well and saved us from queuing to buy tickets.

Good way to spend a day! Impressive castle visit with informative guidance and then that huge garden and park....!

Far exceeded our expectations. Very interactive and engaging for kids.