GRAAF VAN LEICESTER ROOM

With monumental elegance

Elizabeth I of England sent the Earl of Leicester in 1585 with 6000 men across the North Sea to stop the Spanish advance. However, his intervention ended in a disaster. At that time, the Count also stayed with us in Utrecht. He was a party animal: no less than 22 barrels of beer were ordered for his arrival. Evil tongues claim that the Count and Elizabeth had a love affair and that he even killed his wife Amy to be able to marry Elizabeth. That marriage never took place. The hall is bright and can definitely handle a festive moment today!