Monday, July 20, 2009

Castle Haarzuilens


The castle of Haarzuilens is very close to Woerden and a place where you take friends from abroad to. It is a beautiful castle. Old and young, it originated in 1300, but by the end of 1800 is was a ruin. The young baron Etienne van Zuylen van Nijevelt rebuild his ancestors castle in 1895. Partly by original design, partly by romantic ideas. He was married to a Rothschild so he had the means to make it a prestigious project. It is still property of this family.

I will post some pictures of the castle in the coming days.

8 comments:

Abe Lincoln said...

It looks magnificent. I am sure the community is proud of it and having it there is a bonus for tourists.

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m_m said...

Wonderful! So lovely towers! I would like to visit it!
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m_m

Leif Hagen said...

WOW - spectacular! Do they need someone to "housesit" while they go on summer vacation?!! I'm available! Dreamy!

Halcyon said...

Beautiful! I'm glad he rebuilt it.

Paty said...

Very beautiful castle!
I loved all your photos, specially the one with a ceramist, very interesting! Congratulations!

Lois said...

Even though it is not so old, it is very beautiful!

Per Stromsjo said...

A bold vision, a bit of romance, persistence and financial muscles. All necessary ingredients for a successful project.

Vogon Poet said...

Bravo to baron Etienne: he spent well his (or his wife's) money.