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Kasteel de Haar, Netherlands - Photos, History and Trip Report

Kasteel de Haar (Castle de Haar), in the Netherlands, is one of the most impressive mock-castles I've seen. It’s got everything you could dream of in a fortress: a grand moat, mighty drawbridge, teetering towers and impressive battlements. Of course, there’s a catch: this isn’t a true Medieval castle. The foundations of Kasteel de Haar were laid back in Medieval times, but pretty much everything you'll see today is a c19th rebuild of what architects thought a Medieval castle should look like. Nonetheless, it’s an impressive place and a pleasant day out. It’s located in the (exceedingly flat!) countryside just