Photos courtesy of Kasteel de Wittenburg
8 rooms and 2 suites
Double rooms: from 140 euros
Suites: 225 euros
Open: all year; restaurant closed on weekends
Wassenaar is only 5 km northeast from The Hague. It’s off the N44. Public transportation is tricky.
On site: golf
Nearby: swimming; horseback riding; bicycling; tennis
Yes. Civil registry on site.
Just a few minutes by car from The Hague, this early 20th-century baronial castle offers just eight guest rooms. The focus here is on meetings, but often times you’ll nearly have the run of the place.
The guest rooms are quite luxurious and spacious, with wainscoting, oak parquet floors, painted ceilings, and occasional antique pieces. The beds are divine. Fully modernized bathrooms feature heated floors and separate bath and shower. Unusual for castle hotels, guest rooms have air conditioning.
Breakfast is served either in a first-floor room or outside if the weather permits. Dining is a classical affair with fine wine and cuisine. Service is excellent.
The atmosphere here is quiet and romantic. The gardens and surrounding woods make for a pleasant place for a stroll.
If you have a car, the hotel makes a good base to explore nearby Leiden, Kinderdijk, and the bulb fields. Parking is free.