Huys Egmont | Slotweg 46-48 | 1934CN Egmond aan den Hoef |.


Huys Egmont is a cultural house and visitor center opposite the remains of the tribal castle of the Lords of Egmond. In 2020, the former schoolhouse and old council house of the municipality of Egmond-Binnen were completely renovated and made suitable as a multifunctional visitor center. Visit our exhibits, read, watch, research, play and enjoy our history!

Huys Egmont is run by volunteers from the Historic Egmond Foundation and is open almost every day from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, except Mondays. Then Huys Egmont is closed.
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Egmond has a very rich history. With the mighty Abbey in Egmond-Binnen, the medieval center of power was located here. The lords (and later counts) of Egmond managed the possessions of the Abbey, but gained even more prestige and power themselves. Thus arose the House of Egmond, of which Lamoraal

is the most famous scion. His dramatic death inspired Beethoven and Goethe to write masterpieces.

The castle and abbey were finally destroyed in 1573.

In the 1930s, the remnants of the old castle were excavated as part of the relief work. The foundations, built at the time, are located across from the visitor center and are free to enter.


For many years, the municipality has owned an impressive row of national monumental buildings, opposite the remains of the Slot op den Hoef. For just as long, people have been puzzling over how best to utilize these properties and how to revive the rich history here. Thus, part of the old school has long served as a library and the Historic Egmond Foundation was allowed to occupy the other part of this building from 1999.
Several years ago, the City Council decided to redevelop the properties, and the former users were not overlooked. Historic Egmond Foundation conceived a plan, in which the former council house of the municipality of Egmond-Binnen together with the old public school form a cultural house: HUYS EGMONT. The renovation was completed by the end of May, and on July 2, the culture house officially opened.
In HUYS EGMONT, several organizations work together under one roof, using each other’s spaces, equipment and volunteers. There is room for history, education, culture and recreation, making it an attractive place not only for tourists but also for residents. The main users of the culture house are Stichting Historisch Egmond and Library Kennemerwaard, a completely historically responsible infill.
The culture house also offers space for third parties to host presentations, courses or lectures, and a large exhibition space will be prepared next year to showcase the historical story about the castle and the Lords of Egmont in a contemporary way.

Opening hours

Tuesday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
friday 10.00-16.00
Saturdays 10.00-16.00
Sunday 10.00-1600