Kasteel de Wittenburg

The good life behind the dunes

Kasteel de Wittenburg

Kasteel De Wittenburg was built in 1899 by the aristocrat Helenus Marinus Speel­man, a descendent of Cornelis Speelman, a 17th­-century governor of the Dutch East Indies – modern­-day Indonesia. Designed as a country retreat, this stately home has been run since the 1960s by the De Witten­burg Society as an international meeting centre, and has welcomed countless captains of indus­try, ministers, and foreign dignitaries. Each of the ten stylish guestrooms has an at­mosphere of its own, an excellent bathroom and a view of the surrounding estate. The basement houses the contemporary French and Asian restaurant Sophie, named after Speelman’s wife, Sophie Adriënne baroness Sloet van Oldruiten­borgh. The couple travelled widely as you can still see from the exquisite Chinese vases they brought home as souvenirs.

The first resident of Kasteel de Wittenburg

Restaurant Sophie

Restaurant Sophie is named after the castle’s first occupant, Sophie Adriënne Baroness Sloet van Oldruitenborgh, who travelled the world with her aristocratic husband. The dishes created by chef Jim Boctor are inspired by their exotic adventures, and French cuisine is complemented by Asian spices and cooking techniques. The restaurant is in the basement, which was once the wine cellar and larder. The Asian influences are also reflected in the interior. The watercolour-like wall decorations are reminiscent of the Far East, and the carved wooden panels create the impression of an antique Chinese room divider.


Bicycles available
Garden or terrace
Connecting rooms - Family rooms
Castle on park-like estate
Restaurant Sophie
Romantic weddings
Exclusive event venue
Top museums in The Hague
Near the sea

Special features in the region

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Get away from it all.

‘’Get away from it all, a stone's throw from the city.'' - Ralf Meppelder

Host: Ralf Meppelder  
Chef: Jim Boctor