There are more than 700 castles and country houses in the Netherlands. One of the most impressive ones must surely be Middachten Castle, near Arnhem.
The castle itself is small and the interior more intimate then many of the others I’ve seen so far. And on a breezy spring or summer day, the garden with its many little secret corners and passages are pure magic.
Open from around mid-May to September and easy to reach via public transport. Check opening times and route here.