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AMERONGEN:

 

               

 

 

Coming from the direction of Utrecht the most beautiful part of Amerongen is at the right hand side (the South) of the thoroughfare.

On a corner is a Café-Restaurant Buitenlust, where you can sit outside, even when it rains!

And here you’ll find this sign – it shows the way to the Castle. The Castle is, unfortunately, not open to public for a long period to come, because of a huge internal reconstruction. However, concerts and expositions will continue to be held and the gardens, teagarden and the stables remain open (fee € 2,50). To visit these places, there is no other way than to follow the path, that slopes down and has the occasional footbridge; but it is worth while.

In front of the Castle is a large parking-lot, which has limited parking on the market-day, Thursday.

 

When you look at the sign, your back is turned to the road on which the Tobacco Museum is located, officially the  Amerongs Historisch Museum. Worthwhile a visit, housed in an old tobacco barn and in front some real tobacco plants grow.

 

When you follow the direction to the Castle, you pass the Andrieskerk  (church), built in approximate1415. It has a large parking-lot and around the tree a handsome “Queen’s Fence”.  Within the church you can see part of a fresco from about 1500. To visit the church you will have to make an appointment with the VVV Dutch Tourist Office, telephone number 0343-452020.

 

Driving through the small streets, you see all kinds of nice little shops for presents and undoubtedly  the Teashop:Theeschenkerij ’t Speijckje with a very tiny terrace.

 

The Castle-grounds are open from Tuesday to Saturday starting first of April until November first from 10.30 tot 16.30 hrs and Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays from 13.00 – 17.00 hrs.

 

 

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