Castle Slot Zuylen

Slot Zuylen Castle is situated on the river Vecht in the tiny village of Oud-Zuilen near Utrecht. Whilst retaining many of its medieval castle-like features it was converted into a country mansion in the 18th century. Its most famous resident was Belle van Zuylen (Isabelle de Charrière), writer of fame and feminist avant la lettre. Slot Zuylen opened its doors to visitors 60 years ago and has meanwhile acquired museum status. Admission to the castle museum is by guided tour only, which lasts around 75 minutes. Guided tours are given in Dutch, but all are welcome to join as information sheets are available to follow along in English, French or German. 

Slot Zuylen is surrounded by historic gardens, which are perfect for relaxing strolls. One of the main features of the garden is its famous serpentine wall.

Housed inside the former carriage house, the museum café serves fairtrade coffee and tea, organic juices, baked goods and a lunch menu featuring products from the museum garden. It also serves high tea. With various walking and cycling trails passing along the carriage house, the museum café is a lovely spot where all are welcome to relax and recharge over coffee, tea or lunch.

General information

woensdag11:00 - 16:00
donderdag11:00 - 16:00
vrijdag11:00 - 16:00
zaterdag11:00 - 16:00
zondag11:00 - 16:00


Wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday, sunday.


Tournooiveld 1
3611 AS Oud Zuilen