Sterkenburg Castle

Castle grandeur and natural beauty coalesce
Driebergen – Netherlands

Castle Sterkenburg

Excellent hospitality and the enchanting secrets of nature come together at our historic castle hotel. One of the oldest castles in the area, Sterkenburg Castle has stood tall for centuries and passed through several hands before becoming a beloved property for tourists in the heart of the Netherlands. Step away from the distractions of modern living, and enter a world where time stands still in a timeless setting.
Family Von Helsdingen

Building: 13th century

The Utrecht region is home to numerous glorious castles and country estates that are known across the country. One of them is Sterkenburg Castle, established in the 13th century. On an island and surrounded by canals, our property is a testament to historic power and splendour, situated in the scenic countryside of the Netherlands and neighbouring meadows, orchards, wooded banks, and much more.

On our estate, you’ll not only find our castle, but beautiful outbuildings like a coach house and the gardener’s house, nestled within a bed of monumental trees. Stroll under the leafy foliage of pine, cypress, lime trees and otherwise while you drink in the gorgeous scenery around us. When wandering through our grounds, you’ll notice several examples of wonderful wildlife, too, such as storks, free-roaming chickens and roe deer that traverse through our orchards at twilight.

Between the fresh and locally-sourced meals we serve, to our many rooms named after different birds (and a turtle), nature has influenced every part of our hotel. Book a room and bring your four-legged friend – they’re more than welcome with advance notice.


‘Most Romantic Historic Hotel’ award at the Historic Hotels of Europe Awards 2020
‘8.7 out of 10’ at the Guest Review Awards by 2018

Open: All year

Rooms: 12

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Occasions to Remember

Some of the highlights of staying at our historic hotel


Our historic hotel’s B&B rooms offer stunning views of the countryside and castle grounds. Each room has a private bathroom and range of amenities – though none include TVs, so as to help you immerse yourself fully in the serene spirit of our natural landscape.


Our grounds and restaurant exist in perfect harmony at Sterkenburg Castle. Our orchard supplies apples for apple juice and plums for jam, made with love by us. We offer a spectacular breakfast spread each morning, too, including freshly-baked bread and croissants, boiled eggs from our chickens and cheese from the estate.


Add fairytale flair to your wedding by making Sterkenburg Castle your venue of choice. With our sprawling, flower and fruit-filled gardens, magnificent castle tower, plush rooms and magical lounge areas, our hotel’s various spaces create a dreamy locale for your special day. We can also help you host business events. Enquire for details.


Experiences to add to your itinerary
  • Utrecht
  • Amsterdam
  • Castle De Haar
  • Dom Tower
  • St Martin’s Cathedral
  • The Nine Streets
  • De Gooyer
  • Golfclub Anderstein
  • Golfclub De Lage Vuursche
  • Golfclub De Pan
  • Von Gimborn Arboretum
  • Botanische Tuinen
  • De Oude Hortus
  • Pandhof Domkerk
  • Historic Vegetable Garden Bartimeus
  • Utrechtse Heuvelrug National Parc
  • Museum Huis Doorn
  • Amerongen Castle
  • Rijksmuseum
  • Van Gogh Museum
  • Gemeente Museum
  • Mauritshuis
  • Centraal Museum
  • Cookery Course
  • Wine Tasting
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Keukenhof Lisse (March – May)
  • Open Garden Days (June)
  • Canal Parade Amsterdam (August)
  • Zeister Music Days (August)
  • Early Music Festival Utrecht (August)
  • Prinsengracht Concert (August)
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