The pictures show Kasteel Hoensbroek one of the largest castles in the Netherlands. It is only a 5 minutes drive from our home. Our part of the country has a rich history. Our province (Limburg) has been occupied by almost any European tribe from Romans and even earlier tribes to Germans, French etc. That's why we are surrounded by castles. They were built by gentry or nobility to defend themselves from enemies. If you would like to know more about the castle please click here.
The castle contains over 60 rooms and is now used as an official marriage location, for conferences,as a museum, for parties etc. I am not sure if there are families living in the castle nowadays. I remember that a few families lived there some decades ago among which was a welknown Dutch writer: Bertus Aafjes.
The cour (courtyard)
Seen from the south