Welcome at Amerongen Castle!

Amerongen Castle is one of the great Dutch houses from the 17th century. The house, garden and furnishings form a unit seldom seen in the Netherlands. Amerongen Castle has a rich family-history, going back 700 years. The owners played an important part in the national and European history.

Godard Adriaan van Reede (1621-1691) held a key-position in the insurrection against the French supremacy. As a retribution the house was burnt down by the French in 1673, but rebuilt by his wife Margaretha Turnor. The German Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859-1941) lived at Amerongen Castle for 18 months and signed his abdication here in 1918. The desk at which this happened is still part of the Amerongen collection. The house, surrounded by historical gardens, is situated in the picturesque village of Amerongen at the foot of the Utrecht Hills.

Amerongen Castle is vibrant with activities, such as (theme)tours, seasonal festivities, concerts, exhibitions and children’s activities. Visit and experience its history! An unmissable example of the Dutch Heritage.

The English Connection

Over the centuries Amerongen has had a close relationship with England, starting in 1690 when Godard van Reede a.k.a “de Ginkel” (1644-1703) won the Battle of the Boyne as commander-in-chief of King William III ’s troops. He became the 1st Earl of Athlone.

In 1795, when the French invaded this country, Frederik Christiaan van Reede, the 5th Earl of Athlone, fled to England together with his friend and Stadtholder Willem V and many other noblemen. He then took the seat he was entitled to in the House of Lords. During the 19th century his sons and their descendants lived in England and visited Amerongen only occasionally.

After the -childless- death of the 9th Earl of Athlone the last, female, owner left the house in 1879 to her godson Count van Aldenburg Bentinck, who had his education in England and hired a British nanny to raise his children and grandchildren in the same spirit!

Purchase tickets

Open(castle and garden)
Thursday - Sunday 11.00-16.00
Last entry to the castle at 15.00

Admission prices (castle and garden)
Adults € 15,00
Children 4-18 € 7,50
Children under 4 free
Gardens only € 5,00

For refreshments or a bite to eat you ‘ll find the Oranjerie and the Bentinck restaurant in the grounds.

The castle is not accessible for the disabled. The tour of the castle includes 3 floors and it is not possible to avoid stairs.
The garden and restaurant are accessible.

Dogs are not allowed on the estate.
We only welcome assistance dogs in the castle and garden.

How to get here
Public transport: bus 50 (Utrecht- Wageningen) Stop: Amerongen Dorp, 10 minutes’ walk
Car park: opposite the castle gate (Margaretha Turnorlaan)

Contact us
Kasteel Amerongen ,
Drostestraat 20
3958 BK Amerongen
The Netherlands
Tel.+31 343 563 766