Muiderslot

One of the most beautiful and best kept medieval castles in the Netherlands.

The imposing Muiderslot gives you a taste of real Dutch history. It is part of the Defence Line of Amsterdam and included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Its location at the former Zuiderzee, in the water-rich environments of the Vecht river is breathtaking.


The Muiderslot was built around 1285 by Count Floris V, an ally of King Edward and later of the French Court. While hunting with falcons one day in 1296, Floris was captured by his nobles and imprisoned in his own castle. In their flight from the advancing hordes, he was brutally murdered in the vicinity of Muiderberg. 
Over 300 years later, Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft took up residence in the Muiderslot. This ‘Dutch Shakespeare’ is the castle’s most famous resident. Hooft was named bailiff of Muiden as well as bailiff of Gooiland in 1609 and held that position for almost 40 years until his death in 1647. He is best known for his proze, poetry and impressive voluminous history of the Dutch Revolt: De Nederlandsche Historiën.

 

ESTABLISHED

1882

DIRECTOR

Bert Boer

Location

Muiden, The Netherlands

ONSITE VISITS

135,000+ (2013)

ONLINE VISITS

283,000+ (2014)

FACEBOOK FANS

1,700+

TWITTER FOLLOWERS

3,300+

Team

INTK, collaborators and freelancers responsible for projects developed with Muiderslot.

Rui Guerra

INTK co-founder and strategist

Janique Smeets

Online communication specialist at INTK

Sanne Heldens

Sanne Heldens

Automation and ICT at Muiderslot

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