10.50-12.30h Carriage ride & visit to the watermill in Hackfort (€ 16,50)
“For those who did not want join the hunt by horse, it was possible to follow the hunting party by carriage.”
A horse drawn tram departs from castle Vorden to make ride through the beautiful country side. During the tour we will stop at the Hackfort estate to visit the historic watermill. This mill, now belonging to the Dutch National Trust, was built in 1700 and is still working. The carriage ride ends at Hotel Bakker (5 minutes walk from Castle Vorden).
12.30-13.30h Lunch in the Hunting Room (€ 11,50)
“The hunters and the followers in the carriage arrived at the meeting point, where we had lunch together”
In Hotel Bakker a lunch is served in the original Hunting Room. This ‘twelve o’clock luncheon’ consists of a bowl of soup, a sandwich with ham, cheese and a croquette (a Dutch specialty), Russian salad and glass of milk.
14.00-16.00h Driven game shooting (clay-pigeon shooting) (€ 20)
“While the drivers flushed out the game, the hunters were patiently waiting with their loaded guns to fire their first shot.”
At the estate the gamekeeper is waiting to take the hunters to the driven game shooting. In the fields with a view on the castle he drives the clay-pigeons into the air. Which hunter will hit the highest number of clay-pigeons with his laser sporting gun?
For this activity we use authentic hunting guns which are converted into safe laser guns to shoot the plastic clay-pigeons. Laser clay-pigeon shooting is therefore absolutely safe and fun for everyone, even if you have no experience!
18.30-23.30h Dinner & soiree (€ 72,50)
“The house parties and hunting balls gave us the diversion we needed on those dark evenings in the countryside.”
In the evening the guests are welcome to join the soiree in Castle Vorden. With its homely feel and cosy rooms this castle is the perfect location for an intimate house party. At the beginning of the evening a delicious three-course dinner will be served. When the servants have cleaned the tables, it is possible to dance to your heart’s content in the Grand Room, to play cards in the Red Room or to chat and laugh with your friends near the fireplace.
Drinks (soft drinks, beer and wine) are included in the ticket price and freely available during the course of the evening. The music is produced by modern devices: a 21st century music box. Because there won’t be a professional dance instructor, we would like to ask our guests to volunteer to call their favourite dances. Have you never given dance instruction before, don’t be afraid! In the informal and relaxed atmosphere at this intimate soiree with friends it’s allowed to make a mistake and laughing is requirement! Would you like to call a dance, please let us know that you would like to volunteer.
There is a limited number of tickets available for his intimate house party. So don’t wait too long!