Duurstede Castle

Duurstede Castle - Wijk bij Duurstede

N 51.9706305 / E 5.3441276

In 1270 Zweder van Abcoude built the first brick building on the remains of the old settlement Dorestad, the donjon, a defence structure and residence tower. He called it Duurstede. In the middle of the 15th century the governance of the Van Abcoudes was handed over to the bishop of Utrecht. David, a bastard son of Philips de Goede, was appointed as the new bishop of Utrecht. However, he could not stay in Utrecht himself as Gijsbrecht van Brederode resided there, who was chosen to be bishop by the people. Therefore, David settled himself at Duurstede. The single donjon tower was too small for his liking. Within the shortest of time he had the entire island rebuilt as a castle, with the original square tower in its midst. Today the castle is a popular wedding and event location and the surrounding gardens are free to visit.

Duurstede Castle

Duurstede Castle
Langs de Wal 5-7
3961 AB Wijk bij Duurstede

Contact details
T: 088-0001510
E: info@kasteelduurstede.nl

Opening hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday 11:00 - 18:00

Provided that there are no other events, the castle island is open from 1 April to 1 November, our catering is also open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit our website.

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