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Castle Loevestein


Castle Loevestein

The Most Famous Castle in the Netherlands
In 1361, a knight called Diederic Loef of Horne built a castle in the middle of the Dutch countryside where the Meuse and Waal rivers converged. At the time, this was a perfect location for levying tolls. Today, it’s the ideal spot for a day out with friends, family or colleagues.

An Amazing Adventure for Young and Old Alike
There’s something here for everyone, be it in the castle, on the outer bailey or in the garrison. In our museum, you can learn virtually everything there is to know about Hugo Grotius, the Middle Ages and the Hollandic Water Line. Learn about weapons and gunpowder, or get your feet wet battling high water in the cellars! A key to the castle. Everyone gets one! But a key to Loevestein Castle is something very different. Everyone who visits our museum gets a personal key with which they can explore the castle on their own, allowing them to view countless exhibits and listen to tales told from every perspective imaginable. You’ll also find information folders (Dutch and English) in all the castle’s rooms. You can also dress up as a knight or a damsel in the castle’s cellars.

Loevestein is also an archaeological site. Using your personal key, you can visit the Unearthed! exhibition where you’ll find remnants left behind by the castle’s former inhabitants. They tell the stories about life in centuries past (Dutch and English). All presentations that are activated with with your key are both in Dutch and English. The stories which are told by the personal guides in the castle are in Dutch.

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