Zuylen Castle

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Zuylen Castle
Slot Zuylen
Oud-Zuilen, the Netherlands
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Zuylen Castle
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Zuylen Castle (1700–1751)
Zuylen Castle is located in Netherlands
Zuylen Castle
Zuylen Castle
Coordinates 52°07′38″N 5°04′23″E / 52.1271°N 5.0730°E / 52.1271; 5.0730
Type Castle
Site information
Open to
the public
Yes
Condition Good
Site history
Built 13th century & 1510-1522
Built by Lord van Suilen en Anholt (medieval period); possibly Rombout II Keldermans around 1520 for the main building and entrance gate; garden partly designed by J.D. Zocher jr. around 1840
Materials Brick
Demolished 1422

Zuylen Castle (Dutch: Slot Zuylen - Dutch pronunciation: [slɔt ˈzœylən]) is a Dutch castle at the village of Oud-Zuilen just north of the city of Utrecht. It is located along the river Vecht at the southern end of the Vechtstreek.

History[edit]

The castle was originally built in the 13th century by lord van Suilen en Anholt as a simple donjon. In 1422 during the Hook and Cod wars the castle was completely demolished. In 1510 rebuilding started. In 1752 the castle was modified for the last time. It holds a tapestry by the Delft carpet weaver Maximiliaan van der Gught. Its past inhabitants include Steven van der Hagen and Belle van Zuylen.

References[edit]

  • M. Bous, A. Estourgie, T. Fafianie et al. (2007), Maarssen. Geschiedenis en architectuur, Kerkebosch, Zeist/SPOU, Utrecht, pages 331-344, ISBN 978-90-6720-435-4
  • J.E.A.L. Struick, Zuilen. Utrecht, Het Spectrum, 1973. 122 p.
  • Kransber, D. & H. Mils, Kastelengids van Nederland, middeleeuwen, Bussem 1979 (ISBN 90 228 3856 0)
  • Kalkwiek, K.A., A.I.J.M. Schellart, H.P.H. Jansen & P.W. Geudeke, Atlas van de Nederlandse kastelen, Alphen aan den Rijn 1980 (ISBN 90 218 2477 9)
  • Helsdingen, H.W. van, Gids voor de Nederlandse kastelen en buitenplaatsen, Amsterdam 1966
  • Tromp, H.M.J., Kijk op kastelen Amsterdam 1979 (ISBN 90 10 02446 6)

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