Activities

Throughout the year we organize all kinds of fun activities and events at Radboud Castle. Our house falconer gives his popular Owl Workshop every vacation or lets his birds of prey fly over the square. We organize much more: from workshops to Medieval Weekend and from Crafts Fair to crafting afternoon. There is always something going on. Take a quick look at all the activities!

Lucettes

June 9, 2024

Would you like to do medieval crafts? Come Lucets at Radboud Castle! A lucet is a kind of fork with two prongs around which you wrap threads. You can compare it to punnicking. In the Middle Ages it was widely used to make coat fasteners. Lucets is included in the museum visit.

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Grave Carpet Theme Day

June 9, 2024

The Graven Tapestry of Radboud Castle is a unique multi-year project, where a tapestry is made in the medieval manner by volunteers. They have been specially trained in this traditional method of embroidery for this project.On this day you will find the embroiderers themselves in the Knights' Hall with one or more of the tapestries. They will tell you more about the project, such as which specific medieval techniques were used. They will also demonstrate how they set the embroidery stitches.

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Fairy Tale Lunch

June 16, 2024

Do you also love fairy tales? Then come Sunday, June 16 to the Fairy Tale Lunch and experience a magical afternoon! The Fairytale Lunch is for princesses and wizards, princes and fairies! Of course, dads, moms, grandpas, grandmas or other adults are welcome to come with you. Seating is limited, so book your tickets soon!Prices and booking: Children up to 3 years € 20 per child, 4 years and older € 25 per child and for adults € 30 per person. Reservations can be made via the button below at Fairy Tale Lunch itself.

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Falconer on the castle square

July 17, 2024

To a castle belongs a falconer! In good weather, house falconer Birdlive will take you through the history of falconry in the Netherlands and its magnificent birds of prey. You can admire the majestic birds up close and maybe even see them fly. Attention! The falconry program is outdoors and free to enter, but will only take place if the weather permits. Want to make sure the falconer will be there on the day you want to come? Then check this site on the day before you head out the door.

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Falconer on the castle square

July 24, 2024

To a castle belongs a falconer! In good weather, house falconer Birdlive will take you through the history of falconry in the Netherlands and its magnificent birds of prey. You can admire the majestic birds up close and maybe even see them fly. Attention! The falconry program is outdoors and free to enter, but will only take place if the weather permits. Want to make sure the falconer will be there on the day you want to come? Then check this site on the day before you head out the door.

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Medieval encampment

July 27, 2024 - July 28, 2024

Come to the Medieval encampment and see what things were like at a bygone age . The Hanseatic Company will pitch its tents this weekend at Radboud Castle and get to work on old crafts such as embroidery, bookbinding and rope-making. The craftsmen will be happy to tell you about their work and show you everything. Furthermore, you will meet the plague doctor and you can listen to the stories of the archer!Note: The Medieval encampment is outside on the square and free to enter. If you also want to visit the museum, we recommend booking your tickets online in advance.

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Falconer on the castle square

July 31, 2024

To a castle belongs a falconer! In good weather, house falconer Birdlive will take you through the history of falconry in the Netherlands and its magnificent birds of prey. You can admire the majestic birds up close and maybe even see them fly. Attention! The falconry program is outdoors and free to enter, but will only take place if the weather permits. Want to make sure the falconer will be there on the day you want to come? Then check this site on the day before you head out the door.

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Falconer on the castle square

Aug. 7, 2024

To a castle belongs a falconer! In good weather, house falconer Birdlive will take you through the history of falconry in the Netherlands and its magnificent birds of prey. You can admire the majestic birds up close and maybe even see them fly. Attention! The falconry program is outdoors and free to enter, but will only take place if the weather permits. Want to make sure the falconer will be there on the day you want to come? Then check this site on the day before you head out the door.

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Falconer on the castle square

Aug. 14, 2024

To a castle belongs a falconer! In good weather, house falconer Birdlive will take you through the history of falconry in the Netherlands and its magnificent birds of prey. You can admire the majestic birds up close and maybe even see them fly. Attention! The falconry program is outdoors and free to enter, but will only take place if the weather permits. Want to make sure the falconer will be there on the day you want to come? Then check this site on the day before you head out the door.

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Falconer on the castle square

Aug. 21, 2024

To a castle belongs a falconer! In good weather, house falconer Birdlive will take you through the history of falconry in the Netherlands and its magnificent birds of prey. You can admire the majestic birds up close and maybe even see them fly. Attention! The falconry program is outdoors and free to enter, but will only take place if the weather permits. Want to make sure the falconer will be there on the day you want to come? Then check this site on the day before you head out the door.

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Falconer on the castle square

Aug. 28, 2024

To a castle belongs a falconer! In good weather, house falconer Birdlive will take you through the history of falconry in the Netherlands and its magnificent birds of prey. You can admire the majestic birds up close and maybe even see them fly. Attention! The falconry program is outdoors and free to enter, but will only take place if the weather permits. Want to make sure the falconer will be there on the day you want to come? Then check this site on the day before you head out the door.

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Lucettes

Sept. 8, 2024

Would you like to do medieval crafts? Come Lucets at Radboud Castle! A lucet is a kind of fork with two prongs around which you wrap threads. You can compare it to punnicking. In the Middle Ages it was widely used to make coat fasteners. Lucets is included in the museum visit.

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Grave Carpet Theme Day

Sept. 8, 2024

The Graven Tapestry of Radboud Castle is a unique multi-year project, where a tapestry is made in the medieval manner by volunteers. They have been specially trained in this traditional method of embroidery for this project.On this day you will find the embroiderers themselves in the Knights' Hall with one or more of the tapestries. They will tell you more about the project, such as which specific medieval techniques were used. They will also demonstrate how they set the embroidery stitches.

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Calligraphy Day

Sept. 22, 2024

On Calligraphy Day, you will learn all about this craft and can learn calligraphy yourself. A copy of a beautifully calligraphed medieval book of hours can be admired in the Knights' Hall. Curator Paulette Kooijman, dressed especially for the occasion in medieval garb, will be happy to tell you more about it!Day of Calligraphy is included in the museum visit.

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Lucettes

October 13, 2024

Would you like to do medieval crafts? Come Lucets at Radboud Castle! A lucet is a kind of fork with two prongs around which you wrap threads. You can compare it to punnicking. In the Middle Ages it was widely used to make coat fasteners. Lucets is included in the museum visit.

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Grave Carpet Theme Day

October 13, 2024

The Graven Tapestry of Radboud Castle is a unique multi-year project, where a tapestry is made in the medieval manner by volunteers. They have been specially trained in this traditional method of embroidery for this project.On this day you will find the embroiderers themselves in the Knights' Hall with one or more of the tapestries. They will tell you more about the project, such as which specific medieval techniques were used. They will also demonstrate how they set the embroidery stitches.

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Lucettes

November 10, 2024

Would you like to do medieval crafts? Come Lucets at Radboud Castle! A lucet is a kind of fork with two prongs around which you wrap threads. You can compare it to punnicking. In the Middle Ages it was widely used to make coat fasteners. Lucets is included in the museum visit.

Order ticket

Grave Carpet Theme Day

November 10, 2024

The Graven Tapestry of Radboud Castle is a unique multi-year project, where a tapestry is made in the medieval manner by volunteers. They have been specially trained in this traditional method of embroidery for this project.On this day you will find the embroiderers themselves in the Knights' Hall with one or more of the tapestries. They will tell you more about the project, such as which specific medieval techniques were used. They will also demonstrate how they set the embroidery stitches.

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Lucettes

December 8, 2024

Would you like to do medieval crafts? Come Lucets at Radboud Castle! A lucet is a kind of fork with two prongs around which you wrap threads. You can compare it to punnicking. In the Middle Ages it was widely used to make coat fasteners. Lucets is included in the museum visit.

Order ticket

Grave Carpet Theme Day

December 8, 2024

The Graven Tapestry of Radboud Castle is a unique multi-year project, where a tapestry is made in the medieval manner by volunteers. They have been specially trained in this traditional method of embroidery for this project.On this day you will find the embroiderers themselves in the Knights' Hall with one or more of the tapestries. They will tell you more about the project, such as which specific medieval techniques were used. They will also demonstrate how they set the embroidery stitches.

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Reviews

The castle and its history. A fine place where you lose track of time. Check out the vacation activities! The Owl workshop today was fantastic!!!

- Berna Meijer

It's always fun at Radboud Castle. Today in particular was the day of the helpers, what a fantastic event, so much fun for the kids! The whole castle was filled with Pieten who had different activities for the kids, a nice variety of doing and watching and then also a nice ending with sinterklaas who had time for each child, with a gift. Super! Very nicely done.

- Geertje Ruitenburg