Discover the stories behind the historic sites

Famous residents and guests

Various members of royalty, Hollywood stars and literary figures of renown have stayed in the region's beautiful castles and country estates.

Follow in their footsteps

Art collections and interiors

In addition to the magnificent exteriors of these stately structures, many of the interiors feature private art collections and rare antiques to admire, and in some cases national museums to visit.

Discover the rich history

Castle gardens

Just as impressive as the Utrecht region's historic castles are the gardens on the grounds and the parks that surround them.

Visit the beautiful gardens

Participating districts


Utrechtse Heuvelrug

Vecht region

Green Heart

Kromme Rijn region


Map of Utrecht's Castles & Country Estates