[March 26, 2019] Last week designJAAP has made photos of Zuylen Castle (Slot Zuylen in Dutch) at het village of Oud-Zuilen just north of the City of Utrecht. It is located along the river Vecht at the southern end of the Vechtstreek.

Zuylen Castle

The castle was originally built in the 13th century by lord van Suilen en Anholt as a simple donjon. In 1422 during the Hook and Cod wars the castle was completely demolished. In 1510 rebuilding started. In 1752 the castle was modified for the last time. It holds a tapestry by the Delft carpet weaver Maximiliaan van der Gught. Its past inhabitants include Steven van der Hagen and Belle van Zuylen.

Here is a photographic impression of Zuylen Castle.