Photo by Ivo Francken

It’s always worth biking out to the impressive De Haar Castle in picturesque Haarzuilens, but there’s an extra reason for going this summer. The Netherlands’ largest castle is unveiling the truth about the adventures of the rich baron Etienne van Zuylen and his wife Hélène de Rothschild during visits from a host of famous film stars. Their guests at the castle were by no means second-raters: from Brigitte Bardot to Michael Caine and from Joan Collins to Roger Moore: they were all regulars at De Haar Castle. Indulge yourself in the fame and fortune of the last century by seeing how the jet-set lived.

> from 7 June, De Haar Castle (Kasteellaan 1, Haarzuilens)
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