Step back in time! Discover the Golden age at Castle Muiderslot!


We will journey to the best medieval castle in the Netherlands! We will meet in the morning and travel either by Ferry, bus or train to the castle where we will explore the castle and the grounds (details will be forthcoming once I get more information about travel options).

Built around 1285, this is a very well-preserved historical marvel listed on UNESCO's World Heritage list. Beautiful gardens surround the castle. Interesting features include a Knight's Hall, Castle Chapel, Towers, armory and a dungeon. There is even a real moat around this castle!

As an additional bonus, by popular request there will be a photo contest! The contest is strictly voluntary and is NOT mandatory, although everyone is welcomed to participate.

Photo Contest Theme: Frozen In Time- Connecting Our Past To The Present.

Following the event, I will create a separate meetup event in which people can upload the photos they wish to be considered for the contest. I will create a doodle poll for voting and post the link on the meetup photo contest page and everyone will have one week to cast their votes.

Photo Contest Prize: To Be Determined

Each member will be responsible for paying for their own transportation to and from the event as well as admission to the castle.  According to the website, admission to the castle is free for Museumkaart holders.

The official meeting point is at the Castle at Noon, when it opens.  However, there are different options for transportation.  Choose whichever suits you best!  Details are in the remarks below... please scroll down.

Won't you join us on an exciting adventure in history?


Thank you to Remmelt for the meetup suggestion!

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  • Corinne

    Hi all. I posted the full set of UFO photos from my camera with a couple edits so you can see it more clearly if you are interested. You can find them at Hi all. http://elyktraphotoart.net/?pag...­ just click on the photo to see the rest. Enjoy!!

    May 31, 2013

    • Tari

      Huhuy....thank you! I am waiting for these to show them to my friends :)

      June 5, 2013

  • Corinne

    I uploaded the first photos. Color and a B&W version for those who prefer that. Enjoy...still can't figure out the UFO photo :-O

    1 · May 25, 2013

    • Corinne

      Yes please check the time. That's how we found the spot on my mom's. it was 15:45:36 on my photo. My mom's 15:45:49 I believe. Within 10 secs anyway. Off to Russia so will upload when I get back this weekend.

      May 27, 2013

    • Tari

      Can't wait to see it! :)

      May 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great people, super to arrive by boat, lovely castle. Great day, thanks for the organisation x

    2 · May 26, 2013

  • Remmelt T.

    Great touristic exprperience with ferry

    May 26, 2013

  • Angelique B.

    As always, wonderful people made a fantastic day!

    1 · May 26, 2013

  • Tonie

    Thank you very much, It was nice Meeting you all! Thank you very much for organizing, Angelique!

    1 · May 26, 2013

  • Corinne

    Great day and event!

    1 · May 25, 2013

  • Corinne

    Great event! thanks again for organizing. It was really nice to meet you all and my Mom had a wonderful time.

    1 · May 25, 2013

  • 尚振燃

    1 · May 25, 2013

  • François

    Thanks a lot, it was a nice meeting, I really enjoyed to meet you

    1 · May 25, 2013

  • Angelique B.

    Hi everyone, I'm getting a "network error" message whenever I try to return a call or text. Your texts are coming through, though. Please, if you need to communicate with me, just call me. The number is[masked] 631. I'm sorry, switched phones and I thought I had this issue resolved.

    May 25, 2013

  • Tsvetan K.

    Sorry all - turns out I won't make it today - enjoy the trip and hope to catch up next time!

    1 · May 25, 2013

  • Angelique B.

    In case anyone Ness to reach me, my cell phone number is[masked]

    May 24, 2013

  • Tari

    Hi, see you all there!

    1 · May 24, 2013

  • Angelique B.

    Hi again, everyone! For the people taking the ferry... You can either meet us at the ferry directly (it leaves at 11:00am, so please plan to be there by 10:45am) or you are welcomed to join Remmelt and me at Mesken Restaurant, which is very close by. The address is 1087 KM Amsterdam-IJburg and they have what they call "unlimited breakfast" (not sure what that means, exactly. It is a Turkish restaurant). We will be there, having breakfast, about 9:30am. We will leave the restaurant and walk to the ferry by 10:30am. Have a great evening everyone! See you tomorrow!

    1 · May 24, 2013

  • Tonie

    Hi Angelique, I would love to join. Where is the ferry departuring? I live on Ijburg but didnt know there is a ferry??
    Where do we meet when for the "ferry-group"?

    1 · May 24, 2013

    • François

      Angelique, I am on google maps, and I don't see how a ferry could go at this address, are you sure?

      May 24, 2013

    • Angelique B.

      Hi Francois, I just took a bike ride over there and the boats are in the little harbor there. That is, indeed, the correct address. The area is more finished now than it was when the area was mapped. It is now open to the Ijmeer for boats to enter and exit. You can look on their website and see all of the current info along with a current picture of the harbor.

      May 24, 2013

  • Alicia Q

    Taking train is the easiest option for me. It'll be fine if anyone would like to join the trip together.

    1 · May 21, 2013

    • Alicia Q

      Hi, Rit, I'll be in front of Starbucks at 09:10 till 09:30 tomorrow morning. The Starbucks cafe is just right inside of the Amsterdam Central Station Hall near the main entree. See ya!

      1 · May 24, 2013

  • Adrian

    Sorry, I have another appointment for later that day,so I cannot make it at the new hour...wish you to have fun though :)

    1 · May 23, 2013

    • Angelique B.

      Sorry you can't make it, Adrian! See you next meetup!

      May 24, 2013

  • Agnes

    Unfortunatelly I can't go this time. Have a nice time everyone! See you soon :)

    1 · May 24, 2013

    • Angelique B.

      Sorry you can't make it, Agnes! Have a good day and see you another time!

      May 24, 2013

  • HEE JEONG L.

    Ifi go directly to the entranceofthe castle...can i meet at noon? what is contact number? Angelique,could you send it tome|?:>

    May 24, 2013

    • HEE JEONG L.

      ah one more question do we eat lunch there? or should i bring something to eat?

      May 24, 2013

    • Angelique B.

      Sure, you can meet us there... No problem! I am going to be bringing my lunch with me. I don't know if they have any restaurants there or not, so, just in case, I'm bringing my own. Here is my number:[masked] 631. I will also post it as a comment later this evening, as usual.

      See you there!

      May 24, 2013

  • Angelique B.

    Hi everyone! Sorry for the delay as to specifics about travel details. As my profile says, I am here as a student and I am in the midst of my final weeks and "up to my eyeballs" (as we say back home) in class work. We absolutely can go as a group. This is normally what we do- we meet at the location of the transportation we will be taking and go together. Sometimes others meet us there or along the way. Here are our options: 1. We have some of our members who are already biking there. If anyone would like to go that way, respond to Iveta's previous post and coordinate with her. I will not be doing that option.

    2. My personal preference (although if no one else wants to do it, I will do #3)... FERRY!!! There is a ferry boat that goes from Ijburg to the castle. Ijburg is the last stop on Tram 26 from Centraal Station. We can meet at the ferry. 3. Train/Bus

    Entrance to the Castle is FREE for people with the MUSEUM CARD.

    May 21, 2013

    • Angelique B.

      Hee Jeong Lee, Alicia Q is correct. I don't know if you can buy it there or not. But I would bet that you cannot buy it at the ferry if you are interested in doing that with us. I bought mine at the Nemo Museum in Amsterdam. If you are not familiar with it, it is the weird shaped green building just east of Centraal Station in Amsterdam, next to the Maritime Museum. The Museum Card is WELL WORTH the price- Even if you don't go to museums often. I believe it costs €50 and it is good for an entire year. With admission being between €10 and €15 per entry, on average, it pays itself off in no time. If you leave and still have time left on it and did not register it, you can often sell it to same sex students for the prorated cost for the time left on it.

      Sometimes you can also buy them that way, but I don't know a reliable way to tell you how to get one. Sorry!

      May 21, 2013

    • HEE JEONG L.

      thanks... i also asked to the castle administration they said... they also sell there:>

      1 · May 23, 2013

  • Parni

    Hey Angelique, Should we meet there or can we go together with a group from Amsterdam? If anybody interested and also live in A'dam...

    1 · May 19, 2013

    • Parni

      Hey Hee, I'd loved to join but sth is happened I have to change my RSVP this time, I hope I can join you next time. have nice time there.

      May 22, 2013

    • Angelique B.

      Thanks for updating your RSVP, Parnian. I'm sorry you can't come, but I hope to see you on another meetup soon!

      May 22, 2013

  • Corinne

    Hi all,

    New to the group and looking forward to my first event with some of you. My partner and I will be joining along with my Mom who is over visiting for a few weeks. Luckily we all love photography! See you this weekend.

    1 · May 21, 2013

    • Angelique B.

      Welcome, Corinne! We are looking forward to meeting you and your family!

      May 22, 2013

  • François

    Hello Angelique, what is the best way to go there from Amsterdam downtown? If you tell me biking, I suppose that I will have to start at 8:00 to be on time...

    1 · May 21, 2013

    • Angelique B.

      Haha! Francois, no need to start at 8am! If you take tram 26 from Amsterdam Central Station it will take you right to the ferry. I will be taking the ferry with some other members. We will be taking the 11am ferry. The website 9292.nl will give you great info as to times and which modes of public transit you should take.

      May 21, 2013

  • Angelique B.

    FYI for anyone going to Muiderslot, and those considering going with us...

    Entrance is free to the castle with the Museum card. If you don't already have one, you might consider getting one. It's an awesome thing to have. It is about €50 and is good for one full year and can be used at +/- 400 museums all around the Netherlands, including the major ones in Amsterdam. When people buy a museum card, they have the option to register it or not. The only thing that is pre-registered on the card is the sex of the person it is being bought for. The benefit of registering it is, if it is ever lost, you can get it replaced. The benefit of not registering it is that you can lend it out to same-sex people if you wish, or if you are no longer going to use it, you can sell it for the remaining time it has on it. *DISCLAIMER- This is based on my own acquired knowledge. It could be wrong, I'm just trying to be helpful. Please verify this for yourself before following this advice!

    May 21, 2013

    • Henny V.

      Hi Angelique, I had just enough money to do the groceries and also go to this day..... until my bike was stolen last Thursday and I had to buy another in a hurry. Now I have just barely enough for the groceries with nothing left to spare LOL. Luckily my salary will be deposited on Monday..... had it been 3 days earlier I would have attended. I don't know anyone else, and apart from that of course need traveling money too.... so I will wait there will be another Meetup I am sure :)

      1 · May 21, 2013

    • Angelique B.

      Oh! I'm so sorry that happened to you, Henny! I look forward to seeing you next time. :-(

      May 21, 2013

  • Henny V.

    I am sorry I cant go. Have been looking forward to it but my wallet tells me no :(.

    May 18, 2013

    • Angelique B.

      Sorry to hear that, Henny! Hopefully we will see you another time. I am in my last 2 weeks of the semester and overwhelmed with final papers and projects. Once that is over, I will be planning more outings around town that won't cost anything. :-)

      May 20, 2013

  • Alexandre C.

    Sorry I would love but I cant , I free my place :-)

    1 · May 6, 2013

    • Angelique B.

      Awe! We will miss you, Alexandre. But thanks for freeing your space so someone else could go. See you next time!

      May 20, 2013

  • Remmelt T.

    old Dutch history just there to inspire us

    1 · May 19, 2013

  • iveta

    Hi, I and my friend are planning to go by bikes. Feel free to join us!

    1 · May 13, 2013

  • Henny V.

    Will love to be there. Probably with a friend

    1 · May 11, 2013

  • Agnes

    Hi Everyone. I just joined the group and looking forward to have a nice getaways together. It will be a pleasure join you on this trip I believe :)

    2 · April 28, 2013

    • Angelique B.

      Welcome, Agnes! Looking forward to meeting you!

      April 29, 2013

  • Nadine

    that sounds good, but unfortunately i am not in town

    2 · April 27, 2013

    • Angelique B.

      Awe!!! We'll miss you, Nadine! See you next time, hopefully!

      April 29, 2013

  • HEE JEONG L.

    The guide tour will be in English? :>

    1 · April 24, 2013

    • Angelique B.

      I'm not sure, Hee. I would guess that since most people in NL speak English, it should not be an issue. Many members of our group speak English, as well, and can help those who do not speak Dutch to understand.

      April 29, 2013

  • Hari van der B.

    I am in and looking forward to it! :)

    1 · April 24, 2013

    • Angelique B.

      Welcome Hari! Looking forward to seeing you there!

      April 29, 2013

  • Angelique B.

    Here is information about the castle and travel:

    The Castle and Bus, train and bike travel info:
    http://www.muiderslot.nl/englis...­

    The Ferry: http://www.veerdienstamsterdam....­
    I need to check on the times. To me, the Ferry would be a really fun way to travel. However, I have to do more research about this option because it doesn't seem like it would give us much time to explore the castle.

    April 24, 2013

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