Dutch Castles – Best kept medieval castles

There are more than 1300 castles in the Netherlands. In many of these castles you can get married, have meetings or having diner in the restaurant. It is also possible to overnight in a couple of the most beautiful castles across the country.

Castle Hoensbroek

One of the most beautiful, best preserved and most accessible castles in Europe! The oldest part of the castle, in particular the high round tower, dates from around 1360. You will find in this castle more than forty authentically decorated rooms, a beautiful ballroom, the Medieval tower and an ancient dungeon.

Tip! Finish your visit in the atmospheric cellar kitchen for a cup of coffee with Limburg pie or a delicious Dutch pancake.

Castle Schaloen

The castle is first mentioned in 1381. In 1575 the castle was destroyed by fire as a result of the war. Only the foundations and some upright wall work remained. Rebuilding started in 1656.

Tip! Overnight in the one of the old houses with an amazing view on the castle.

Castle Erenstein

The predecessor of Castle Erenstein is mentioned in 1109. This castle was built in 1340. Nowadays this is a hotel and restaurant.
It’s so nice to have diner in this castle from the 14th century. Once a year this area turns into one big dance festival, namely Castle of Love Fairytales.

Tip! Great place to stay. Eat as a king in the castle and sleep like a prince.

Castle Ter Worm

The castle has been known since the 14th century and was inhabited by several noble families. Now this building is a hotel and restaurant. The municipality proposed to set up a large-scale amusement park on the estate, but the population literally and figuratively overran these amusement park plans in 1983 in a large-scale and widely supported protest march.

Tip! Visit this castle during the sunset and you will have an amazing view.

Castle Limbricht

Castle of Limbricht, located on a moated hill. Rectangular building from around 1630 with an inner courtyard. Above the entrance gate on the field side, a baroque frame, which used to contain a weapon. It is known that in 1579 the castle was sacked by Spanish troops.

Tip! Take your lunch box and sit on one of the benches on the waterfront to fully enjoy the surroundings.

Other interesting places

Castle Geulle

Castle Geulle offers peace and warm hospitality in the midst of nature, culture and gastronomy. Geulle is an ideal starting point for numerous walking and cycling trips.

Castle Doenrade

Castle Doenrade was built around 1117, making it one of the oldest castles in Limburg. Nowadays the castle is an official wedding location.

Castle Doorwerth

Castle Doorwerth is a medieval castle and shows how people used to live on the estate. In the furnished rooms you can literally smell, see and hear the former atmosphere.

Castle Het Oude Loo

Today the castle is the meeting place of the Dutch royal family. See my blog about ‘Veluwe‘ where you can find more information about this castle.

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