Photo by Alex Bunje

Just out of town, in the picturesque village of Oud-Zuilen, you’ll find one of the oldest castles on the Vecht: Slot Zuylen. A lot of authoritative people lived in this castle – including several influential women such as the writer Belle van Zuylen. There are guided tours of Slot Zuylen which are given in Dutch, but all the information is available in English. The castle gardens are also open to visitors (with or without a guide), as is the museum café.

> Saturday and Sunday (until 1 April) and Tuesday to Sunday (from 1 April onwards), Tournooiveld 1 (Oud-Zuilen)
slotzuylen.nl/english