Kasteel de Haar, a Castle Near Utrecht, Holland

The Kasteel de Haar makes a great day trip from Utrecht.

Map of Kasteel de HaarThis Kasteel is a perfect castle, with everything you might expect from a castle.Kasteel de Haar from a distanceThe doors entering into the castle proper are all in variations of red and white patterns.
Red & White Doors at Kasteel de Haar near Utrecht, Holland There is a moat…
Kasteel de Haar Reflected in its MoatA guardian lion…A Statue of a Lion Graces the Stairway at Kasteel de Haar near Utrecht, HollandIntriguing door knockers…
Door Knocker at Kasteel de Haar near Utrecht, Holland Magical vaulted ceilings…
Elaborate Ceiling at Kasteel de Haar near Utrecht, Holland Elaborate Ceiling at Kasteel de Haar near Utrecht, Holland The castle employs a lot of workers, most of them involved in the restoration, such as this tile layer.
Restoration work going on at Kasteel de Haar near Utrecht, HollandAnd this woman, fine-tuning the gilding.
Restoration work going on at Kasteel de Haar near Utrecht, HollandI wonder how many workers it took to keep this kitchen working.
Kitchen in Kasteel de Haar near Utrecht, HollandThere is a smaller castle, called the ‘Chatelet’, where the family lives part-time. This is the sitting room.
Living Room in Kasteel de Haar near Utrecht, Holland
The family wellies all lined up in a row.Rubber boots all in a row at Kasteel de Haar near Utrecht, HollandThe castle grounds are filled with statuary.
Worn Statue in the Garden at Kasteel de Haar near Utrecht, HollandStatue of a Cherub with a Mossy Hairdo at Kasteel de Haar near Utrecht, HollandThe Formal Garden Pond Kasteel de Haar near Utrecht, Holland The entrance fees were a bit steep, but considering how many people they kept employed it was probably worth it.
Entrance Fees for Kasteel de Haar More on our 2015 trip to Holland.

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