Every year, usually in June, the Dutch elite gather together at Castle Haarzuilen for the yearly Herring Party.
Royalty, Ambassadors, Dutch Politici, Society Media and Cultar come together to taste the typical street food herring, a Dutch tradition.
Castle Haarzuilen the oldest historical building at the of the current Castle dates to 1391.
Surrounding the Castle there is a park designed by Hendrix Copijn. The park contains many waterworks and a formal garden, which reminds on one of the French Gardens of Castle Versailles in France.
In 1482 the castle passed to the van Zuylen Family. It is a long and interesting History.
In 2000 the family Van Zuylen van Nijevelt passed ownership of the castle and the gardens to the foundation Kasteel de Haar.
In the same year, the Dutch Society “Natuurmonumenten” bought the Estate.
Also sold to the newcomers the complete art collection and interior of the castle. The interior is furnished with many works of the Rothschild collections – including beautiful old porcelain from Japan and China.
The castle terrain is regularly used for fairs and markets.