It’s that time of year again. On the 11th and 12th September, some of the most stunning monuments in our country will be free to the public during Open Monuments Day. There are many things to do and see, from magnificent estates to ancient castles.
This is why we’ve already listed our top picks. These monuments, both well-known and less-known, are worth a visit.
Imagine yourself in an English movie set. This beautiful estate includes a historic villa dating back to 1881, a traditional English landscape garden, a coach house, greenhouse, and pond. The garden is full with beautiful flowers and plants, and it is a wonderful place to stroll around. The estate can be found in Vries, in the province Drenthe. It is open to the public between 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Address: Groningerstraat 32, Vries, Groningen
You will find plenty of things to see on a walk along the Sint-Pietersberg. You can see the beautiful marl quarry from the viewing platform. Heritage Days offers a rare opportunity to view the houses located on the hill. Guides will share their special stories with you as you travel.
Address: Luikerweg 80, Maastricht
Although all castles can be visited during Heritage Days are worthwhile, Nijenrode Castle is the most impressive. The 60-hectare wooded estate includes the castle. It was built in 1260 and is currently used as a university. You can stroll through the Coach House and Oude Eetzaal, as well as the Vestibule, Ridderzaal, the Vestibule and the Rose Garden this weekend.
Address: Straatweg 25, Breukelen