Tall, direct and often – extremely- extravert. The Dutch are not known for being refined, courteous or even humble. Dutch style is sober. In every day life you’ll hardly ever find the ground covered with a red carpet in front of you . Fortunately we have a great Dutch tradition on Pentecost. On this bank holiday you can live your fairytale. See what it’s like to live like a king. Several estates and a few magical castles in South Holland and in other Dutch regions open their doors to the public. A day to dive in a world of glamour and exciting history.


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Like many events and festivals in the Netherlands the magical castles in South Holland, open on  Whit Monday can best be reached by bike or foot. The organisation has set out a few cycle routes. The estates and castles are beautifully connected through parks and polders.

Many estates and castles organise small activities. Guided tours, dance workshops, artillery lessons and locally produced food & drinks. As all these Dutch castles have beautiful gardens a little picnic is always a good idea.


Opening hours and program for Whit Monday 2021 can be found on the website of Dag van het Kasteel – Day of the Castle-.

Hear more stories about the region, the castles and the landscape on the Leiden Lakes & Castles Bike Tour

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