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15 Most Spectacular Castles in Belgium
Oct 31, 2020
Belgium is known as World of Castles. There are approximately 3000 castles scattered all over Belgium. Belgium has more castles per capita than even France.
Here are the top 15 beautiful castles that you must visit in Belgium.
Situated in the province of Flemish Brabant, the castle is situated on a slope at the edge of a plateau. It also has a medicinal garden and make sure you hire a Guide who will explain the history.
1. The Kasteel Van Gaasbeek
Located in the province of Liege, it has unique collection of antique furniture, musical instruments, tapestry and paintings.
2. Jehay-Bodegnee Castle
Come and see Sleeping Beauty in one of the rooms of this castle. Located in the province of Namur, Belgium, it's one of the most remarkable examples of 15th century military architecture.
3. The Castle of Veves
Lies in the city of Ghent, originally built in 1180 of Tournai limestone. Do visit a special exhibition where all the torture instruments are kept.
Also known as Carondelet Castle, it was probably built by the Crupet family. Originally, the castle was built as a squat keep with 3 floors out of limestone.
5. Crupet Castle
It was admired by Victor Hugo, who made a drawing of it in 1863. Castle is also very popular during the summer for kayaking and other activities.
6. Walzin Castle
Located alongside the river Meuse, this is a really beautiful castle for the people to visit. The royal family is still living in one part of the building.
7. Castle Of Freyr
Locally known as Kasteel Ooidonk, it is a remarkable example of Flemish Renaissance castle. Ooidonk Castle is situated in Deinze, East Flanders.
8. Ooidonk Castle
One of the oldest Renaissance castles in Belgium. The unique fact of this castle is that it was hardly altered over the course of the centuries. This masterpiece dates back to 1538.
9. Rumbeke Castle
Located halfway between Namur and Dinant on the left bank of the Meuse River. It was built in the 18th century by the Montpellier family and you can see the peacocks in the garden.
10. Annevoie Castle
A gorgeous castle and garden await your visit in Flanders' Limburg province. It has great and huge rose gardens.
11. Alden Biesen Castle
Also known as the De Marnix de Sainte-Aldegonde Castle. Bornem castle suffered damage during wars in the 17th century. Castle is still privately owned and inhabited.
12. Bornem Castle
Built in the middle ages, it was partly demolished in the 17th century. The uniqueness is for its preserved historic interiors and furniture dating from the 17th and 18th centuries.
13. Modave Castle
First mentioned in the 12th century, it is one of Belgium's most original and well-known castles, situated in Antoing in Hainaut. The castle at Antoing first belonged to the Melun family.
14. Antoing Castle
It's a 19th-century neo-Gothic castle, located in the Belgium region of the Ardennes. It was built in 1866 by the English architect Edward Milner.
15. Miranda Castle
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