Individual visits

BOOK AN INDIVIDUAL VISIT

OPENING TIMES FOR INDIVIDUAL VISITS

  • From June1st to October 15 the doors open to the public every Sunday afternoon: 01.00pm – 05.00 pm
  • During school holidays – every afternoon from Sunday till Wednesday included – opening time is 01.00pm till 05.00pm. Last entrance is 60 minutes prior to closing time.

An audio Guide is part of the admission price, available in Dutch, English, French.

You simply key in the number of the room or place you are in and a full commentary is given by Charles van Zuylen.

He will accompany and host you from the basement to the attic, from the sitting room (salon) to prison, from the Knights ‘Hall to the pillory. During your visit, you will explore the history of the castle, together with the most terrible history of the witches, who – in the early nineteenth century – all were condemned to die at the shake in Laarne.

Entrance fee:

  • Adults: 9 euros
  • Children and youngsters (aged 6-18 y): 7 euros
  • Children < 6 y: free entrance

Group visits (minimum 15 people)

Possible every day of the week – after reservation

GROUP VISIT BOOKING

Historical guided tours – Official guides who are specialized of the castle and its history will give you the complete and best adapted visit for your group : from the stately Knights’ Hall to the old food storage room, from the summer lounge to the kitchen, from the bedroom even to prison…  Visiting the Castle of Laarne is like going back in time. Each hall or room unveils a part of the castle’s history. And as icing on the cake, as the highlight of your visit, you will be able to admire the stunning silver collection, by far the most beautiful of the country.

Themed visits, exploring “women’s issues”  – Our local guides will bring you back into time. Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of Castle women, chambermaids, cooks and laundresses. Women from all ages will drop by. What was the marriage age of girls in the middle ages? What has given rise to the image “a woman’s place is at the fireplace “? What is the relation between Hélène Fourment and Laarne?
Why was it a punishment reserved for women to be endorsed during the frenzied persecution of witches in the 16th and 17th centuries?
During your visit, our guides will help you to understand all those mysteries.

Visits for people with reduced mobility – Stone medieval castles and stairs, they inevitably belong together. The issue here for stairs is that they could pose a problem for people with reduced mobility. In order to give those visitors also the possibility not to miss out on this wonderful opportunity to experience the Castle at its best, we have worked out a full-fledged and interactive tour where only the ground floor and the garden are visited. (Fully accessible for wheelchair users).

Entrance fee:

  • Group visits with movie-guide: 8 euros pp
  • Historical guided tours: 7 euros pp + 50 euros for the guide (+/-12 people per guide)
  • Themed visits “women’s issues” with guide : 7 euros pp + 50 euros for the guide (+/- 12 people per guide)
  • Visits for people with reduced mobility (max 15 people): 7 euros pp + 50 euros for the guide

If you wish, we can arrange coffee or a drink (before or after your visit), breakfast, coffee with the so called “witch’s pie”, or even a “witch’s beer” with snacks, sandwiches…
With a variety of dining options in the near vicinity and a gastronomic restaurant on the Castle domain itself, there is something for everyone’s taste!
There is a large parking area for coaches near the entrance of the Castle.

Please note:      

  • During winter, it can get bitterly cold inside the castle;
  • Visits lasts more or less 1.5 hours, and there are a lot of stairs to climb.

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Educational school visits

Possible every day of the week – after reservation

SCHOOL VISIT BOOKING

Especially designed for preschoolers, there is the educational package “Come on in !”.

Led by a guide, the preschoolers have the possibility to explore the Castle. In a casual manner and playful way they discover all the corners and edges, from the cellar to the attic.

We also offer educational visits for primary and secondary schools.

Entrance fee:

  • 3 euros per child/student (free of charge for teachers(*) + 50 euros for the guide (max. 15 children/students per guide)

(*) Reminder: For school groups 1 adult is admitted free for every 25 students.