Don’t feel like travelling abroad? How about travelling in time! The Netherlands has a huge array of castles, dotted around the country. We have listed five of our favourites for you to pay a visit.

Located only five kilometers from the beach, and surrounded by a thick forest, Kasteel de Wittenburg is a tranquil haven near the bustling city of The Hague. You are able to stay in their luxury chambers, that will make you feel like a king of past times.

Landgoed Rhederoord is the best kept secret of National Park “De Hoge Veluwe”. They offer genuine hospitality, like you would expect from a authentic estate. To top it all off, you will be able to experience fine dining with local, high quality dishes.

Castle Oud-Poelgeest is over 700 years old, and a stone’s throw away from the city of Leiden. Previous occupants shaped the castle’s identity bit by bit, like professor Boerhaave. He planted peculiar trees and crops around the property. The rich history of the castle make it such a special place to visit.

StayOkay Domburg is a hostel in a rather unique place. This beautiful castle-hostel is located right next to the dunes and a 5-minute walk away from the beach. From the hostel, you can make beautiful cycle or hiking trips along the coast of Zeeland.

Estate Groot Warnsborn is the ideal place to have a luxurious stay and a culinary dinner. Or have a hike in the forest. The estate is located 5 minutes from the centre of Arnhem, but you can still get lost in the 750 hectare of natural beauty.