Welcome to 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! 

Opening Hours Castle and Garden

Maandag Gesloten
Dinsdag Gesloten
Woensdag Gesloten
Donderdag 11:00-16:00
Vrijdag 11:00-16:00
Zaterdag 11:00-16:00
Zondag 11:00-16:00

Thursday to Saturday: Guided tours only. There are no guided tours on Sunday. You can visit the Castle without a tour. Our guides are available in the halls to answer any questions. 

Last entry: 15:00 h

Online Tickets

Please purchase your entrance tickets online

Admission price
Adults€ 15,00
Children 4-18€ 7,50
Children under 4free
Garden (at the Orangery)€ 5,00
Accessibility

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

Taking pictures in the Castle

You are allowed to take pictures in the Castle, without flash. Please follow the directions of our staff.

Restaurant Bentinck

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

Reservations: T: +31(0) 343 6000, Email: info@restaurantbentinck.nl

How to get here

Public transport: bus 50 (Utrecht- Wageningen) Stop: Amerongen Dorp, 10 minutes’ walk.

Parking

Opposite the castle gate (Margaretha Turnorlaan) for both cars and bicycles.

Nu te zien:

zuinigheid met vlijt, adellijke duurzaamheid

een fraay huys

Vanaf 4 juli 2023 zijn de fraaiste kamers van Kasteel Amerongen weer geopend. Tot en met 17 december kun je eindelijk de koningskamer komen bewonderen en is na lange tijd de bibliotheek weer open. 

Tijdens het thema Een fraay Huys: zuinigheid met vlijt, adellijke duurzaamheid, vertellen we verhalen over 350 jaar lang het zo mooi mogelijk maken, en vooral ook houden, van Kasteel Amerongen. De verhalen achter de vele mooie objecten schetsen de geschiedenis van de bewoners. Hierdoor zien we wat deze adellijke familie belangrijk vond en waarom er zo zorgvuldig met alles werd omgegaan. Spullen nalaten aan volgende generaties en het eeuwenlang bewaren van de zaken die je hebt geërfd, speelde een belangrijke rol. 

Nu te zien:

Rondleiding langs vele trappen achter- en voor de schermen

Het Binnenleven

Van donderdag tot en met zaterdag is er elk uur een rondleiding door het kasteel. Er zijn vele trappen dus deze rondleiding is alleen geschikt voor mensen die goed ter been zijn.
Op zondagen ga je niet naar de zolder maar wandel je op eigen gelegenheid door het kasteel, voor kinderen is er een speurtocht. Er staan gidsen in de zalen die je winterse verhalen vertellen en al je vragen kunnen beantwoorden.
Let op: koop je kaarten vooraf online via onze website zodat je zeker weet dat je mee kunt.