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Radboud Castle (Kasteel Radboud) and Museum, Medemblik

Radboud Castle (Kasteel Radboud) and Museum, Medemblik Medemblik is the smallest but oldest of the West Frisian towns. Count Floris the Fifth granted Medemblik city rights as far back as 1289. Count Floris V had a stronghold built at the border of the Almere (now IJsselmeer) in the 13th century. The fortress formed part of a series of strongholds he had built to keep the Westfrisians under control. The only stronghold preserved is...

Castle gardens

Castle gardens In Holland, The Netherlands Toward the end of the 17th century, French and Italian-inspired gardens featuring ornamental lakes, geometrically- designed symmetrical groves, and walkways decorated with statues and urns were all the rage among wealthy Dutch property owners. You can see this in the chateau gardens at Menkemaborg in the northern province of Groningen. The gardens enclose a tea house, a maze,...

Château St. Gerlach and Château Neercanne

Chateau St. Gerlach Hotel, Surrounding Maastricht Maastricht, Aachen, and Liègem The 18th century Château is romantic and grand, filled with characteristic furniture, chandeliers, frescoes and enormous oil paintings. The irresistibly attractive Geul valley, the marvellous Ingendael wild life reserve, our own extensive parks, stylish baroque gardens, a farmhouse herb garden, a standard-tree fruit arboretum, and a rose garden – features that as such have...

Wittem Castle (Kasteel Wittem)

Sleeping in Wittem Castle at Geul valley of South Limbourg Wittem Castle is situated in the Geul valley, one of the finest valleys of Southern Limbourg. Through the valley runs the swift-flowing Geul river, encompassing the 3 ha large park with its age-old trees and picturesque castle moats. In the direct vicinity there are many possibilities for relaxation, like walking or cycling in a wooded, hilly landscape, swimming, play tennis,...

Vaalsbroek Hotel and Castle (Bilderberg Kasteel Vaalsbroek)

Sleeping in Vaalsbroek Castle, Vaals near Maastricht, Aachen and Liège Vaalsbroek Hotel and Kasteel is beautifully situated within a stone throw of Maastricht, Aachen and Liège, surrounded by the richly wooded foothills of the Eifel and the Ardennes, Dolce Vaalsbroek is an oasis of luxury and comfort in the Netherlands. The authentically restored castle dating as far back as 1420 combines the splendour of the past with the comfort and technology...

Golden Tulip Heemskerk Chateau Marquette (NH Marquette Estate)

Sleeping in NH Marquette between Heemskerk and dunes, adjacent the Château NH Marquette Heemskerk Hotel is located about 20km northwest of Amsterdam. Hotel counts with a castle: the Château Marquette Conference Centre and adjacent Golden Tulip Heemskerk where meetings and parties can be held. Historic Château Marquette is situated on an estate which dates back to 1225. The Château, one of the last inhabited castles in the Netherlands, was converted...

Castle 't Kerckebosch (Bilderberg Kasteel 't Kerckebosch)

Sleeping in Castle 't Kerckebosch In Zeist near Amerongen, Doorn, Utrecht Hidden away in the woods is the Bilderberg Kasteel ’t Kerckebosch with its restaurants De Kamer van Lintelo and Bistro de Saffraan. Ample use of authentic materials gives the hotel a centuries-old feeling, thus fitting perfectly into the landscape of rural Zeist. The castles in surrounding towns such as Zeist, Amerongen and Doorn make a 'castle tour' well worthwhile. And, of...

Castle de Hooge Vuursche (Kasteel de Hooge Vuursche)

Sleeping in Castle de Hooge In Baarn near Rijswijk, Hilversum and Utrecht The road from Amersfoort to Hilversum runs northwest by way of Soest to Soestdijk. 4km/2.5mi beyond Soestdijk, in the southern outskirts of Baarn, the road forks. The road to the left passes through a wooded area and comes in 1.5km/1mi to the Kasteel deHooge Vuursche, which is now a hotel. 6km/4mi beyond this is Hilversum. Centuries old trees rustle softly round impressive...

Holtmuhle Castle Hotel (Bilderberg Chateau Holtmuhle)

Sleeping in Holtmuhle Castle Hotel, Tegelen, Limburg province A well- appointed castle where classic and modern meet. One can easily imagine oneself as a prince or princess in this medieval castle, with its romantic rooms and moat. The secret to the good life is also easily discovered in the scenic countryside of North Limburg, as Burgundian enjoyment and tranquility go hand in hand with the grandeur of this 4 star hotel in its restored...

Castle Havesathe Havixhorst estate (De Havixhorst Chateauhotel en Restaurant)

Sleeping in Castle Havixhorst, Meppel, Drenthe Province in De Wijk Castle of the Year 2009, the Havixhorst estate is an oasis of tranquility and splendor, detached from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The castle was voted to be Castle of the Year 2009 and will pamper you with luxury and comfort. The large and luxury suites, each with their own warm ambiance and history, will provide you with comfort in every detail. Each suite has...

Castle Hattem (Kasteeltje Hattem)

Sleeping in Castle Hattem, Roermond city near Belgian and German borders Castle Hattem (Kasteeltje Hattem) is a small castle situated in a beautiful park with a pond and a canal. This quiet setting is only 1 km from the centre of Roermond. This charming castle is a special combination from the past and now. The castle is very fresh and light decorated. Owner Frank has decorated everything. Castle Hattem is the place to be! Warm up in your private...

Hotel Geulzicht Castle (Castlehotel Geulzicht)

Sleeping in Hotel Geulzicht Castle in the Geulvalley The name Geulzicht, or "View of the Geul Valley", describes one of the many features that this castle has to offer.Perched high on a cliff in Limburg, this castle offers its guests a view of the Geul Valley, the Geul River, a little waterfall and woods. Between Maastricht and Valkenburg, located in the enticing Geul valley, on the edge of a nature reserve called Ingendael,...

Erenstein Castle (Kasteel Erenstein) and Hotel Brughof

[title-raw] This castle dates from the 14th century, the turrets from the 17th, and the chapel from the 18th.This all adds up to a picture perfect castle complete with courtyards, moats, and even swans. In the far southeast of Limburg, right next to the German border and near Kerkrade, are Erenstein Castle and Hotel Brughof. Two hundred metres from Erenstein is the seventeenth century...

Engelenburg castle (Kasteel Engelenburg)

Sleeping in Engelenburg castle, Brummen of the Veluwe near Arnhem or Zutphen Like many castles in Gelderland, the earliest history of Engelenburg is unknown.The castle was first registered in the feudal manuscripts in 1641. Remains of the wall reveal though that the origins of Engelenburg must have been several centuries earlier.Engelenburg served as an example for the building of the nearby Royal Palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn. Engelenburg Castle had...

Castle Elsloo (Hotel Restaurant Kasteel Elsloo)

Castle Elsloo (Hotel Restaurant Kasteel Elsloo) When around 1640 the count Nicolaas d’Arberg of Valegin, who was married to the heiress of Elsloo, Olympia de Gavre Fresin, settled in Elsloo, he found that most of the old castle had been washed away by the river Meuse. He then established a manor in the ‘Panhuis’, a few hundred metres further down, on the ‘Slak’. In the part of the Meuse valley that was high enough not to...
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