Building: thirteenth century
The Utrecht region is home to numerous glorious castles and country estates that are known across the country. One of them is Castle Sterkenburg, founded in the thirteenth century. The castle is on a island, so surrounded by canals. An example of power and splendour, situated in the most scenic places in the landscapes. It is located in the lovely Utrechtse Heuvelrug countryside with the meadows, orchards, wooded banks, forest and water. Lots of possibilities for walking, biking, golf etc.
On the estate you will find not only the Castle, but also outbuildings like the Coachouse and the Gardernershouse surrounded by canals and a lot of monumental trees. The storks have their nest next to the castle, the chickens are walking through the garden, the ducks are swimming in the canals and the roe deer will show themselves in the orchard in the twilight.
The orchad supplies the apples for the apple juice and the plums for the jam, made by the family. You will probably meet the family who lives on the estate, and their dogs.
Stroll through the lovely gardens with the monumental trees such as oaks, plane trees, lime trees and cypress trees or view the stunning interior in the Castle under the professional guidance of one of the residents.
The castle has eight B&B rooms: eight different atmospheres, eight special experiences! The rooms are named after birds who lives on the estate except for the turtle (Schildpad).
You can choose from Kestrel (Torenvalk), Owl (Uil), Turtle (Schildpad), Kingfisher (IJsvogel), Wagtail (Kwikstaart), Nightingale (Nachtegaal) or the Stork room (Ooievaar), our beautiful bridal suite.
In the Gardenershouse you will find the Woodpecker (Spechten), the Thrush (Lijster) and Swalow room (Zwaluw).
In the Coachhouse the Duck (Eend) and Pheasant room (Fazant).
Dogs who are well trained are allowed. Two rooms are available.
Bed & Breakfast:
Spend the night and enjoy a delicious breakfast. Our beds are lovely, our breakfast also! Freshly baked bread and croissants, freshly squeezed orange juice, boiled eggs from our chickens and cheese from the estate.
Open: all year - Room numbers: 12 - Rates: from € 153 to € 258
Castle Sterkenburg boasts lush grounds and elegant public spaces. The B&B rooms have views over the surrounding countryside. Each of the rooms has a private bathroom and does not have a TV so that guests can relax in this quiet setting. The spacious gardens include terraces.
A continental breakfast is served in the former gardener’s house each morning. Breakfast can also be served in-room.
It is possible for groups of more than 10 persons to dine on the estate. Reservations must be made in advance.
Restaurant capacity: 10 - 60 persons
There are also good restaurants nearby such as La Provence* (Driebergen), Bentinck (Amerongen) and 't Klooster (Wijk bij Duurstede).
You can swim in the pond.
A very nice Spa & Wellness is Spa Sereen (Maarssen,www.spasereen.nl)
Airport Schiphol (60 km)
Rotterdam The Hague Airport (70 km)
|Local Attractions||Utrecht, historic old city with canals
Amsterdam, historic old city with canals
|Golf places||Golfclub Anderstein (Maarsbergen)
Golf De Lage Vuursche (Den Dolder) Golf De Pan (Bosch en Duin)
|Parks/Gardens||Von Gimborn Arboretum (Doorn) Botanische Tuinen Utrecht
De Oude Hortus (Utrecht)
Pandhof Domkerk (Utrecht)
Historic Vegetable Garden Bartimeus
Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam) Centraal Museum (Utrecht)
Gemeente Museum (The Hague) Mauritshuis (The Hague)
Museum Huis Doorn (Doorn)
Amerongen Castle (Amerongen)
|Festivals/Events||Keukenhof Lisse 3/21-5/19
Open Garden Days 6/15 & 16
Canal Parade Amsterdam 8/3
Zeister Music Days 8/17-31
Early Music fastival Utrecht 8/23-9/1 Prinsengracht concert 8-17