Kasteel de Merode

Kasteel de Merode

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Recommended by 73 out of 73 hikers


  • JM

    For more than five centuries, the name de Merode has been linked to the history of the municipality of Westerlo.
    The Castle de Merode is more than 600 years old and is still inhabited by the Princes de Merode. The current inhabitant of the castle is the young Simon de Merode. There are annual castle festivals and events that draw a huge crowd.
    Westerlo is not called "The pearl of the Kempen" for nothing.

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    • May 21, 2020

  • Herwig Aertbelien

    Beautiful castle in a very quiet location. Stroll along the footpath as in times gone by.

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    • July 30, 2020

  • Els

    This massive building owes its picturesque appearance to the four oriel turrets at the corners. A castle is said to have existed here as early as 1066 and the oldest part, the castle tower with walls of 2.5 m thick, dates from around 1300 when the lords van wezemaal laid the foundations for the current castle. The 60 hectare park with pond is one of the largest and most beautiful in the Kempen. The castle, which is still inhabited by the princely family, can only be visited during the annual Castle Festivities, in the month of July.
    source: hiking guide - GR5 / E2 'North Sea - Riviera' Route Lage Landen

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    • April 6, 2021

  • Herwig Aertbelien

    Large castle pond of the De Merode family once built to impress guests, now we can only stroll along and dream of a prince or princess, I know a lot ... Still a beautiful idyllic walking path next to the Grote Neet.

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    • August 28, 2020

  • Henk

    starting from the center, you are directly in the beautiful nature.

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    • June 24, 2020

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Location: Westerlo, Turnhout, Antwerp, Belgium


  • Elevation50 m

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