|inner courtyard of Castle Muiderslot|
|sister-in-law and niece: Edith and Ella|
The castle has ample opportunity to walk around by yourself but also offers a few guided tours for those more interested in the history of the castle and the people that lived in it. We went on one of the tours and visited some great rooms. The guide explained about the way of living in those days and the origins of special expressions in our language. We were surprised to hear how many expressions originated from castle life.
|photo by Edith van Dieren|
The castle offers a few rooms were kids can dress up as knights or ladies. My nephew and nieces loved that!
|my niece Emily dressed as a knight|
|my nephew Janne looks just like a knight|
|my niece Lisa dressed up like the lady of the castle|
|Castle Muiderslot with its gardens|
P.C. Hooft was also one of the owners of Castle Muiderslot and he gathered a circle of artists like scolars, authors and painters around him, the so called Muiderkring.
The falconer gives a show regularly to the excitement of a lot of kids.
|niece Jikke with her beautifully braided hair|
|my oldest niece Katie taking a picture (not a selfie!)|
|niece Ella looking at a brooding crested grebe|
|medieval looking tent|