A castle with 200 rooms, towers and transen and a huge overcaped courtyard is unique in the Netherlands. The well-known architect Cuypers, known from the Amsterdam Central Station, was hired for construction. The village of Haarzuilens was specially moved.
Young planting did not fit the park’s grandeur. Therefore, mature trees from the Utrechtse Heuvelrug were transported to the park. Two houses in Utrecht made a turn too tight for the cars. There was a quick solution: the houses were simply broken down and then rebuilt.
The fierce collectors Etienne and Hélène filled the castle with a special art collection. From Ming to French antique, from tapestry to specially designed cutlery. Many of these art treasures are still present in the castle.
During the same period, Het Stalplein was built with housing for staff, horse stables and car parks. The Great Laverie served as a laundry for the vehicles.
For a century, the family of the castle has enjoyed it. Thierry, grandson of Etienne and Hélène, and his wife Gabriëlle, did so. They brought glamor and style to Castle de Haar. Appointing names such as Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren and Roger Moore, Maria Callas and Michael Caine were fought on the castle.