De Haar Castle

Measures to combat coronavirus

Updated information

8 may 2020

De Haar Castle is the largest and most luxurious castle in the Netherlands and one of the top European historic houses. A visit to De Haar Castle will take you back to the glory days of the castle and will show you the breath-taking splendour that surrounded the international rich and famous in the early 20th century. You will be amazed by the very un-Dutch luxury in which the Van Zuylen family and their guests lived amidst a wealth of history and art.

De Haar Castle ranks among the top twenty most visited Dutch museums. De Haar Castle is a private foundation and does not receive any regular subsidies from local or central government. The foundation is a non-profit organization and depends entirely on its revenues from ticket sales, activities and events.

Our revenues have fallen dramatically due to the corona crisis. In order to meet our financial obligations in the coming months and to continue essential maintenance, the Park has had to take drastic measures to postpone investments and other expenditure and to cut costs where possible. This has led to measures such as those listed below under 1 and 4.

Most visitors have reacted positively and with great understanding to our measures and to the limited opening of our park. They have shown exemplary behaviour in complying with the social distancing rules imposed by the government. We appreciate this very much. The park of De Haar Castle will stay open for you as long as this is financially viable and permitted by the government.

If you would like to support the Park in these hard times, please use the link All donations, big and small, are very welcome! 


  1. The park can be entered by the main entrance, Kasteellaan 1, Haarzuilens. Opening hours are 09:00 – 17:00. The park is closed at night.
  2. Tickets for the park can only be bought in our webshop. No other purchases can be made in the webshop for the time being. Cash payments are not accepted. The park can only and exclusively be entered with a valid entry ticket (printed or as a QR code on a mobile phone).
  3. Visitors are required to keep 1.5 meters distance from each other.
  4. The Castle is open! Opening hours are 11:00 – 17:00. 
  5. Café Het Tuynhuis is open Mondays through Sundays from 11:00 – 16:00 hours. All orders are TO GO.
  6. For questions about the coronavirus we refer to the information of the RIVM, the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and Environment.

Anetta de Jong

Director  De Haar Castle