When children draw a castle, chances are they draw the Muiderslot. It is square, has five towers, a drawbridge and there is a moat around it. The castle is over 700 years old and the entrance is nothing short of spectacular. It was built around 1285 by count Floris V, who was eventually murdered by his own nobles. Nowadays the Muiderslot serves as a museum, exhibiting the most important parts of those seven centuries of history. Its most famous resident was historian P.C. Hooft. Today, he is best known for having an upmarket shopping street in Amsterdam named after him, but he really was a man of importance.

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