Ruïne van Brederode

The ruin was once the castle of the powerful Lords of Brederode, who were related to the Counts of Holland. The castle has been a ruin since 1573 and was completely buried under the drifting sand of the Kennemer Dunes. It was only excavated again in the nineteenth century and restored by order of the state. Now the ruin provides a beautiful backdrop for events such as weddings, concerts and knight's tournaments. In 2021, Co Allan, Taco Hermans and Jan Kamphuis wrote the book "Ruins of Brederode.



Year built

About 1282-1318


William I of Brederode

Past function

Residential house

Special feature

One of the Netherlands' first national monuments

Owned by Monumentenbezit

Since 2016

Wheelchair accessible


Visitor information

The Ruins of Brederode are open to visitors from March through October. Guided tours are also given. The Ruin of Brederode is managed by the Foundation Heerlijkheid Brederode.

Visiting address:

Velserenderlaan 2, 2082 LA Santpoort-Zuid

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