Falconer

Valkenier 850 breed

Visit the falconer in the tent on the Bastion, where you can see the beautiful birds of prey up close. The faconer will tell you about falconry in the Middle Ages. It was during a falcon hunt that noblemen kidnapped Floris V, the count who built Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot.

The falconer is present at the following times in 2020

From 1 April to 31 October 2020 from 11 to 14 hours:

  • every weekend
  • all public holidays
  • During school holidays in May, Summer and Autumn on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

The falconer gives two flight demonstrations a day with the birds of prey  (only if the weather conditions are good). A demonstration lasts about 20 minutes and takes place on the tournament field or on the castle square. At temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius the birds are not present.

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