Welcome to Middachten
Landgoed Middachten is a private estate that has been in family ownership for more than 800 years. Currently, it is held in the 25th generation. Middachten estate consists of forests, farms and farmland, and the historic castle surrounded by a beautiful garden. The estate is open to the public and you are invited to come and visit the Castle and Garden, and can also walk and cycle through the estate’s woods and beyond.
Flower splendour in the Castle’s Garden
The garden was laid out at the beginning of the 18th century. Versailles’ gardens served as a source of inspiration. In the second half of the 18th century, the garden was adapted to the English landscape style. Later during the early 1980s, it was restored back to their original design.
Middachten’s garden exhibits a range of different garden elements, including a rose garden, a fragrant herb garden, an open-air theatre with yew hedges, and there are also large lawns and many rare tree species. During your visit you can relax in the “Oranjerie” and enjoy a tea or coffee with a small snack.
Castle with centuries-old interior
Middachten castle in its current form was built at the end of the 17th century. The estate and the castle have always been in family ownership, allowing for the preservation of authentic furniture and objects within the castle which are still on display today. Middachten castle is not just a museum, but a house that is actively used. Upon entrance, visitors will be drawn in by the atmosphere within the castle.
Bed and Breakfast
There are three stylish double rooms above the coach house, each with its own character. Each of the rooms has its own bathroom and has a view which looks out over the castle courtyard. Breakfast is served in the former coachman’s room or on the terrace with a view of the beautiful gardens. Many of the products used for breakfast come from the immediate surrounds of the estate.
You can book directly here.
Garden and Orangery: 21th May and 31th until 30th September, Sunday to Friday, 10.30am – 4.30pm.
Guided tours through the garden on all Sundays in July and August, beginning at 1.30pm.
In the Orangery you are also welcome here for coffee / tea without an entrance ticket (except for the case of events).
Castle: Guided tours on all Sundays in July and August, beginning at 1.30pm and 3.00pm.
Garden: € 6.00 per person. “Friends of Middachten” and children up to 12 years free of charge.
Castle and Garden: € 12.00 per person. “Friends of Middachten” € 6.00 per person, children up to 12 years free of charge.
The garden is accessible for pushchairs, rollators and wheelchairs. Unfortunately it is currently not possible to enter the Castle with these. Dogs are not allowed.
Parking: Car Park Smidsallee, 6994 BJ De Steeg (walking distance to the entrance: 320 m).
Tel. 0031 (0) 26 495 21 86
Occasionally, opening hours, prices and parking spaces may vary, for instance in the event of a private reception. Therefore, please always check our website for the latest information.
Would you like to make an informative and unique visit to Middachten as a group? On application to the castle office, arrangements can be made for you to have a guided tour under the leadership of experienced guides. The guided tours are for a minimum of 20 people for the castle, and 15 for the gardens. We shall be very pleased to provide a programme to suit your wishes with, for instance, a lunch and a comprehensive programme on the estate. For reservations and more information please apply by email.
Castle Tour, incl. coffee/tea/cake € 14,00
Castle & Garden Tour, incl. coffee/tea/cake € 16,50
Become a Friend of Middachten?
It is our wish to preserve and develop the quality of this unique and historic estate. A nonprofit making Foundation provides financial support for the care and maintenance of the castle and gardens. For an annual minimum contribution of €25,- you can help this worthwhile cause and become a Friend of Middachten. As a Friend you, together with a guest, can visit the gardens as often as you wish – during the published opening times – free of charge. In addition, you will receive regular bulletins to keep you up to date with new developments on this historical estate. In this way you will help us to maintain it in as good a condition as possible for the coming generations.
For more information please contact:
Landgoed Middachten 3
6994 JC De Steeg
Tel: 00 31 (0)26 495 2186