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6 times to a castle during the Christmas holidays

On a lantern tour

Deep in the castle cellar of Castle Ammersoyen, children can decorate a lantern themselves this Christmas holiday. Nice: you can then use the lantern right away during the tour through the many castle rooms and over the wall stairs.

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Medieval monarch

When you walk through the beautiful ballroom of Kasteel Hoensbroek, it feels like you are a medieval monarch yourself. You will discover this large South Limburg castle this winter with the KaSpeelTocht. Help Fox Grouse find Count Lothar’s lost diary. The surroundings are beautiful for a walk, followed of course with hot chocolate in the cozy cellar kitchen.

Shivering in the hallways

After Christmas Castle Cannenburch in Vaassen goes into hibernation. With a guide, you can tour the dark corridors and secret rooms of the castle every Saturday through March. Peek at places where you normally are not allowed to visit as a visitor.

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Like a real princess

This stately building in Leeuwarden is the former palace of Princess Maria Louise and the birthplace of Escher. Inside the Princessehof you will find a museum with special ceramics and the Escher cellar with optical illusion that is fun to view. There are creative workshops for children during the Christmas holidays.

Don’t forget your winter coat

Heating? The castle residents of the Muiderslot did not have that in the past. From December 12, 2020 to February 28, 2021, you can experience winter castle life here. And that was not always easy. Curl up around a crackling fire, wrap yourself in a blanket and listen to the winter stories. We keep our fingers crossed that it is freezing, because then you can skate on the moat.

Wander through the towers

The lights are on at Castle de Haar in Haarzuilens. This fairytale castle and the castle park are pleasantly lit by lights in the winter months. Curious how big the castle towers are inside? Children can join the Torendol guided tours of the towers. On a tablet you can see a matching movie in every room. Or do one of the three quests through the castle or the park. selected this fine list of outings especially for Kek Mama. is the inspiration site for outings with children in the Netherlands, in all corners of the world, for all ages and throughout the year. The site is conveniently divided by region, so you can easily discover which fun children’s activities are nearby.

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