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Castellum Hoge Woerd

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The Roman boat is amazing

The remains of the 25 metre Roman boat that sailed in a Rhine tributary almost 2000 years ago is... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Perfect reflection of Roman fortress

Tonight we visited the museum of the old Roman fortress in the border of the Northern Limes at De... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
Rob K
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Hoge Woerdplein 1, 3454 PB De Meern, The Netherlands
+31 30 721 0932
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

The remains of the 25 metre Roman boat that sailed in a Rhine tributary almost 2000 years ago is amazing. The size of it is just incredible and, remarkably, so much of it is still intact after lying buried in mud for so long. The...More

1  Thank NomadicTraveller7
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

a special place, hard to describe in words. The remnants of the old boat are stunning. To think this was used so long ago to travel a river that isn't here any longer... Then there is the farm part, nice for children to be close...More

1  Thank Manjh2017
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Tonight we visited the museum of the old Roman fortress in the border of the Northern Limes at De Meern, near Utrecht. The museum contains besides old artifacts, the most complete Roman freighter ever found in Nothern Europe. The museum is constructed along the ancient...More

2  Thank Rob K
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Castellum Hoge Woerd is a great place to visit when you are out in Leidsche Rijn with or without kids. The food is ok, the staff is very accommodating but the setup with a closed courtyard is ideal when you want to have lunch or...More

Thank 030Adam
Reviewed 31 July 2017

this attraction as been done with a lot of care and attention to detail. make sure you allow some time to visit the entire place - with not only the ship, but also the barn, the gardens, the exhibitions and, of course, the upper walkway.

Thank Ulf130
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We love to visit Castellum Cafe for a drink, dessert or meal. The grounds are lovely for a stroll, to play or picnic. With free entry, this is a terrific place to discover the history of this area of the Netherlands where Ancient Roman ruins...More

1  Thank Amy A
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Very nice place to go and see what things looked like in the past. You can climb a few stairs and have a nice view around and you can read about the history of the place.

1  Thank AvW12345
Reviewed 11 September 2016

The place is modern and I love it. The exhibition inside is nice, but not so much. The restaurant looks nice and had a children area. The terrace is nice also with a view to the rounding buildings. They had some beers on the tap...More

Thank zsszn
Reviewed 15 July 2016

In the Netherlands, over the past decades, many Roman ships have been found. Now, for the first time, one of the ships has been completely preserved: the ship named "De Meern I". The ship sank due to an accident. We know that since the ship...More

Thank Rene V
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

This museum centres on a locally excavated Roman-era freight river craft used for carrying goods in the second century, probably for the Roman army. The boat sank with all its equipment on board and it is the ship as well as this equipment that is...More

Thank Fred W
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