Huis Doorn, or House Doorn, in the Netherlands is perhaps best known as the last residence and final resting place of the exiled German Emperor Wilhelm II. While most of the House is open to the public, its attic was not open.
Huis Doorn is now offering a special tour twice a week where you can visit the attic, which housed the rooms for the Emperor’s chamberlain and the lady-in-waiting for firstly Empress Auguste Viktoria and secondly Empress Hermine, and the physician. Unusually, the attic also housed Hermine’s youngest daughter Princess Henriette. She was the only one of her five children (by her first husband) who lived with them but as the house was rather small, her rooms were in the attic.
Although the tour was pretty interesting and included an audio tour, it’s rather expensive as the rest of the house is not included in the price. The Dutch museum card is not valid for this special tour so everyone has to pay the same price – €17,50.
Read more about the tour here.