House Doorn - Doorn
Huis Doorn became famous after the stepped down German emperor Wilhelm II bought the house in 1919. He lived here until his death in 1941. For German terms it is but a modest country house but it is understood that the emperor enjoyed his stay very much. The interior of Huis Doorn stems from the emperor’s palaces in Berlin and Potsdam and consists of objects that were brought along in 59 train carriages when the emperor exiled to Holland. Stunning furniture, paintings, objects made from silver and china, and carpets made sure that the aristocratic castle owner could live a life in comfort. The interior is still intact and offers the visitor an authentic picture of how the aristocratic elite used to live at the beginning of the last century. The manor showcases décor from European allure and aristocratic German history.
His body rests in the mausoleum, which was built in the gardens a year after his death. Huis Doorn, the most beautiful designed park forest and its rose gardens named after Auguste Victoria attract many visitors from Germany and other countries. In the village of Doorn you can still experience a court protocol from the beginning of the 20th century. In the former coach house of Wilhelm II you find the exhibition ‘Holland and WWI’. It tells the story of neutral Holland and shows that WWI had quite an impact on the country. There are also temporary exhibitions on display.