Ruin of Teylingen

Discover the Ruin of Teylingen

Would you like to experience a fascinating piece of Dutch history and culture during your stay at the Van der Valk Hotel Sassenheim - Leiden? Then visit the impressive Ruin of Teylingen. This historical fortress offers a unique insight into medieval life and the rich heritage of the region.

The Ruin of Teylingen Castle is an imposing round water fortress that towers above the flat landscape. Initially, it consisted only of a ring wall; the keep was added later in the thirteenth century. In addition to the main building, there was an extensive outer bailey, surrounded by a moat. Here, in the fourteenth century, a comfortable and luxurious residence was erected.

Historical monument

The Ruin of Teylingen, located in Voorhout, dates back to the 13th century and was originally a hunting lodge. This fortress played a significant role in the history of the Dutch nobility, particularly that of the powerful Brederode family. Although the castle has largely fallen into disrepair, the remains offer an impressive view of the architecture and strategic importance of the fortress in the past.

Throughout the year, various cultural events are organized on the grounds of the ruin, such as medieval markets, theater performances, and educational workshops. Check our events calendar for an up-to-date overview of events during your stay.

Visitor information

The Ruin of Teylingen is easily accessible from Van der Valk Hotel Sassenheim - Leiden and offers ample parking. The ruin is open year-round, but it is advisable to check the opening hours and any admission fees in advance.

  • Address: Teylingerlaan 15A, 2215 RZ Voorhout
  • Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

For prices and more information, visit the website of Teylingen Castle.