Close Encounters of the Fairy Kind
Finally! Your chance to get a close encounter. Not only with fairies but also with ghosts. Finish your costume. Set your clock sharply on the year 1921. The strange year in which a castle lady disappeared without a trace; shortly after she got married. The supernatural year in which natural beings and elves suddenly appeared everywhere in the castle gardens of De Haar. The fantastic year when elf hunters like Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle visited the castle gardens to make contact with these nature beings. And the haunted year in which the Russian spiritualist Madame Blavatsky roamed the gardens to evoke spirits in séances.
Prepare for a walk in your costume on a balmy summer evening. Not just a walk through the gardens where you will encounter strange characters everywhere; but also a tour through the great hall of the castle where elves will reveal themselves; and a tour that will end in the chapel where you will witness a wedding between a human and an apparition.
Romantic evening sun
Due to the Covid conditions, we will have a number of visitors spread out every few minutes. Once you have started your route, there are several times when you can take breaks and sit with a glass of honey wine along the waterfront to enjoy the romantic evening sun.
A limited number of visitors
We will allow the first visitors from 17:30. The last mini theater performance in the castle will be at 9:30 PM; the last performance in the chapel at 22:00, but the gardens will remain open until 23:00 in the evening.
Due to the Covid measures, we will only be able to admit 1,600 men per evening, spread over the evening. Tickets are only available in presale.
Naturally, we ask every visitor to comply with Covid measures such as thorough hygiene, 1.5 meters social distance and – for those who feel safe – mouth masks.
Fairy Nights is a costume walk set in 1921.
Be prepared for strange encounters in the elf and ghost dimensions.
Take a walk through the castle gardens, the castle itself and the chapel, collect information from enigmatic characters and unravel the mysteries of Castle De Haar.
Step back in time, meet dramatic characters such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, PT Barnum, Madam Blavatsky, Houdini and many other historical and non-historical characters; and witness a mystical wedding between a human and a ghost.
This will be a Fairy Night that you will not soon forget.