Vollenhoven country estate

Vollenhoven country estate - De Bilt

N 52.1006058 / E 5.2038028

In 1651, the monks sold the farm and several private persons lived there. During this period, the house was expanded from a farm to a country estate. In 1827, Baron Van der Capellen, former Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies, bought the estate.

In the house, he set up a museum with his collection of objects from the former Dutch East Indies and in the park, he indulged his love of the East by planting many indigenous plants. This situation did not last long, because after the death of Baron Van der Capellen, the museum was dismantled and the estate was sold off in parts. Since 1922, the van Marwijk Kooy family has lived on the estate.

Dag van het Kasteel
Vollenhoven country estate

Vollenhoven country estate
Utrechtseweg 59
3732 HA De Bilt

Contact details
T: +31302200032
E: info@landgoedvollenhoven.nl

Opening hours
Monday 06:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 06:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 06:00 - 18:00
Thursday 06:00 - 18:00
Friday 06:00 - 18:00
Saturday 06:00 - 18:00
Sunday 06:00 - 18:00

The house and its immediate surroundings cannot be visited. The estate is open to the public. On Castle Day, it can only be visited as part of the colonial ties programme. See https://dagvanhetkasteel.nl/landgoed-vollenhoven/ Part of the cycle route full of stories: https://dagvanhetkasteel.nl/exoten/

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