Falconer

Valkenier 850 breed

Visits can be arranged to the falconer in the tent on the Bastion, where you can watch the beautiful birds of prey from close up and he will tell you all about falconry in the time of Count Floris V. It was during a falcon hunt that Gerard van Velzen and other noblemen kidnapped Floris V.

The falconer is present at the following times

In April, May, June, September and October:

Tuesday to Friday: 10.00 – 16.00
Saturday and Sunday: 12.30 – 16.30

In July and August:

Tuesday to Friday: 11.00 – 16.00
Saturday and Sunday: 12.30 – 16.30

From May to September there are demonstrations of the birds of prey in flight on Wednesday and Saturday afternoon (subject to the weather).

Winter period: only by reservation

The falconer is not present during the winter season from 1 November until 1 April, but schools and groups of 100 or more paying visitors can book a session with the falconer. Include a request with your reservation. The cost is € 225 (for a maximum of three hours).

More information

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