Amsterdam
Castle Muiderslot

The most beautiful and best kept medieval castle in the Netherlands - download our free Muiderslot App. your personal guide to the castle

The imposing Muiderslot gives you a taste of real Dutch history. It is part of the Defence Line of Amsterdam and included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Its location at the former Zuiderzee, in the water-rich environments of the river Vecht is breathtaking.
The Muiderslot was built around 1285 by Count Floris V, an ally of the French Court and later of the British King Edward. While hunting with falcons one day in 1296, Floris was captured by his nobles and imprisoned in his own castle. In their flight from the advancing hordes, he was brutally murdered in the vicinity of Muiderberg.
Over 300 years later, Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft took up residence in the Muiderslot. This ‘Dutch Shakespeare’ is the castle’s most famous resident. Hooft was named bailiff of Muiden as well as bailiff of Gooiland in 1609 and held that position for almost 40 years until his death in 1647. He is best known for his proze, poetry and impressive voluminous history of the Dutch Revolt: De Nederlandsche Historiën.

The tour through the Golden Age with the impressive Knight’s Hall, towers and dungeon, the film in the Castle Chapel and, last but not least, the Armoury with its stunning armour collection is a fantastic experience for young and old alike. For children an interactive quest is available that will take them through a large portion of the castle.
The beautiful herb and vegetable gardens still retain the atmosphere of the Dutch Renaissance. A walk along the ramparts offers fantastic views of the water-rich environments and the Pampus island fortress.
The falconry is also inextricably linked to Floris V and the Muiderslot. In the summer months you can watch the soaring falcons and other birds of prey during live demonstrations, daily except mondays.

How to get there from Amsterdam

Your Connexxion 1 day or 3 days ticket for the Amsterdam Region is also valid on bus 320, 322, 327 and 328 from Amsterdam Amstel Station to Muiden/Muiderslot. Take the train to Weesp and a bus to Muiden or cycle along the river Vecht in 15 minutes to Muiden.

From March 30st 2013 you van take the ferry from Amsterdam IJburg, tram 26 from the Central Station, to the castle. A great trip away from the city. For information and bookings: www.veerdienstmuiderslot.nl

If you feel adventurous, rent a bike in the city and cycle to Muiden. The scenic route takes you along the Diemerzeedijk through the countryside untill you will see the castle at the horizon. The trip takes about 1,5 hours.

view from the rampart

Opening hours

Entrance fees

guided tour included
 2013 
Adults€12,50 
Children 4 - 11 years € 7,50 
Children up to 3 years free 
Museumcard/ICOM free 
Private tour €50,00(max 25 persons)
Children's Quest € 1,00 
Muiderslot booklet € 2,50 

We accept Mastercard and Visa creditcards. Debetcards Maestro and V Paycards are also accepted.  

The castle is difficult to access for the disabled.

Bus:  - Amstel Station -> Muiden, 15 min, now also free with Connexxion 1 or 3 day ticket for the Amsterdam region.
         - Weesp -> Muiden, 10 min.

Train: Amsterdam CS -> Weesp, 15 min.

Boat: from Amsterdam IJburg

Car: A1 exit Muiden-Oost (exit 4) 

Bicycle: An idyllic 15-minute cycling trip along the river Vecht will take you from Weesp to Muiden. Bicycle rental Amsterdam CS and Weesp Station. 

Excursions to Muiderslot

There are no tours yet but you can take the bus from Amsterdam Amstel Station which takes you to Muiden in 15 minutes only. Or pick up a bike and cycle east. A download with a route will be available soon.

Why not take the ferry from the harbour at IJburg, last stop tram 26 from Amsterdam Central station. From 5 april - 26 October 2014
Tickets and information: Veerdienst Amsterdam

Muiden restaurants

Della Nonna  Herengracht 75

Graaf Floris V  Herengracht Herengracht 72

Cafe Ome Ko  Herengracht 71

Pannekoekenkombuis Tante Anna  Herengracht 67

Restaurant De Doelen   Sluis 1