Falconer

Valkenier 850 breed

Visit the falconer where you can see the beautiful birds of prey up close. Did you know that the falconry in the Middle Ages was a hobby for nobel men? It was during a falcon hunt that Floris V, the count who built Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot, was kidnapped.

The falconer is present at the following times in 2020

From 1 April to 31 October  from 11 to 14 hours:

  • every weekend
  • all public holidays  (on the 1st of June 13 to 16 hrs)
  • During school holidays on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Extra: 25 and 26 December 2020.

The falconer gives two flight demonstrations a day with the birds of prey  (only if the weather conditions are good). A demonstration lasts about 30 minutes and takes place on the tournament field or on the castle square. At temperatures above 35 degrees Celsius the birds will not be present.

If you have any questions for the falconer, please send an e-mail to Angelique van der Linden: flyingfreebv[at]gmail.com