Art & culture - Discover all the treasures

From international icons like Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot and the Singer Laren Museum to lesser-known gems, including the Vechtstreek Museum and the Dutch Fortress Museum, you will be amazed by the diverse, high-quality range of museums in Gooi & Vecht. We present you with an overview of the not-to-be-missed venues.

Singer Laren

Visit the Gooi masters

Located in the artists’ village of Laren, Singer Laren is a unique, privately-owned cultural heritage consisting of a museum, theatre, and fantastic sculpture garden. The museum collection features artworks by luminaries such as Anton Mauve, Kees van Dongen and Auguste Rodin. 

Discover Singer Laren


Country estate for art and science 

Where nuns once resided, you can now enjoy innovative exhibitions and coffee in the beautiful courtyard garden. Let yourself be pampered at DeZusters restaurant or take a walk through the park at the estate. 

Visit Doornburgh

Cultural Castles - Unravel the mysteries

  • Castle Museum Sypesteyn

    This esquire's residence of old is now open to the public. Marvel at the famous Loosdrecht porcelain, wander through the maze in the castle garden and enjoy lunch on the beautiful terrace.

    Visit Sypesteyn
    Castle Museum Sypesteyn
  • Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot

    Some 15 kilometres south of Amsterdam, this castle towers over the rivers and lakes of the Gooi & Vecht region. Return to the Middle Ages with Muiderslot's fairy tale gardens and plum orchard. A delight for the family all year round.

    Discover Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot
    Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot
  • Slot Zuylen

    It is almost as if the last occupants just left the castle. The period rooms are packed with antique objects still in their place. Come and take a look at one of the first dolls’ houses built for children.

    Take me to Zuylen
    Slot Zuylen


Stronghold of military history

The ultimate fortress experience. Wander through the dark casemates, witness the wind calling through the listening holes and walk on the green ramparts. Take a guided tour, cross the moat by boat and hear the cannons thunder during ‘Schuttersdag’ (shooting day).

Enter the fortress
Donkere kazemat met blauw en oranje licht in het Nederlands Vestingmuseum


All about life on the river Vecht

This welcoming museum at Goudestein country estate relays the history of the Vecht region and its inhabitants. Guided walking tours across the country estates in the area are frequently organized. Check the UITagenda events calendar for details. 

Discover the Vecht region