Experience the Rijksmuseum Muiderslot in a wintry atmosphere


MUIDEN – There is plenty to do and experience for young and old this winter in Muiderslot.

From 17 December 2022 to 5 March 2023, the castle has been transformed into a Winter Castle. There are creative and tasty workshops, there is music that is read, there are yoga lessons and garden tours and real knights come by. Muiderslot is also open on all public holidays from 10:00 to 17:00.

Winter castle and Christmas holiday
Spending the winter in a castle appeals to the imagination. Sitting together around the fireplace, lit candles and nice and warm. You will discover that reality was sometimes very different during the Winter Castle from December 17, 2022 to March 5, 2023. How did the castle’s residents get heat, light, water and food during the winter? Be amazed by the beautifully decorated castle and the winter stories or come and play an old-fashioned board game. In Muiderslot’s knight’s hall, special attention is paid to winter parties and the associated luxurious food. During the Christmas holidays (24 December 2022 to 8 January 2023) there is a daily creative workshop at the castle, entrance and participation are free for everyone with a valid entrance ticket. Fun for young and old!

A Christmas carol
On 14 and 15 December 2022, acclaimed British actor and storyteller Ashley Ramsden will perform Charles Dickens’ Christmas classic ‘A Christmas Carol’. The performances are at 5pm and 8pm in the Ridderzaal at Muiderslot. The working language is English. You can order tickets via this link.

Historical food and tastings
Pop-up restaurant De Maaltuin is hosting a winter edition at Muiderslot from 8 December 2022 to 22 January 2023. Delicious food and history, isn’t that what you want? Reserve your tickets in time via Maaltuin. On 7 and 21 January 2023, Muiderslot’s castle chef will once again provide historical tastings that are in line with the winter season. More info and reservations: muiderslot.nl/agenda/tasting/all/

Mindful Muiderslot
Rijksmuseum Muiderslot regularly focuses on positivity, strength and relaxation. Then come to Muiderslot for yoga and mindfulness, every 2nd Saturday of the month. Time: 14.30 – 15.45. Tickets via the website.

Knights in winter
How did knights live in the castle? What did they do in the cold winter? Join us on January 28, 2023 and meet real knights as they are busy polishing their armor and weapons, making clothes and other ancient crafts. Free for everyone with a valid entrance ticket to the castle.

National Reading Days: 29 January and 4 February 2023
During the National Reading Days, young children experience the joy of books. As a result, they develop a better sense of language and learn to put themselves in other people’s shoes. Reading makes you a nicer person! The writer and castle PC Hooft already knew this in the 17th century, when he read and wrote many books and poems at Muiderslot. The reading aloud at Muiderslot is on 29 January and 4 February 2023 between 1pm and 3pm and anyone with an admission ticket to the castle can join. The stories read are suitable for children up to and including 8 years old.

Valentine tours: 14 February 2023
Curious about the bedroom secrets of the past? So come with your Valentine (or someone else) to the Rijksmuseum Muiderslot on Tuesday evening, 14 February 2022. During special Valentine tours you will hear all about love and eroticism in the past. You will definitely get red ears and definitely come home more in love! Tickets cost 5 euros pp plus a valid entry ticket. Reservations in advance are required and can be made via muiderslot.nl.

Here comes the flood, February 18 to April 16, 2023
The pictures by Rem van den Bosch draw attention to the rising sea level in the Netherlands and the usefulness of professional water management. It’s five to twelve! If we do not intervene, the old Muiderslot will also disappear under water. The exhibition is free to visit for anyone with a valid ticket. There is also a teaching program for school groups. On the weekend 18 & 19 February and 25 & 26 March 2023 there are special water trips. Tickets for the tours cost 5 euros per person plus a valid entrance ticket.

Spring break 25 February to 5 March 2023
Come out and go on spring break. From 25 February to 5 March 2023, the Rijksmuseum Muiderslot celebrates the coming spring with a creative and varied programme. There is a creative workshop every day, which is free for everyone with a valid entrance ticket.

Practical information
For more information and tickets, visit muiderslot.nl. There you will also find more information about opening times, entrances and the route. Muiderslot is also open on Christmas Day and Boxing Day and New Year’s Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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