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Kasteel Westhove

Kasteel Westhove

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  • daha

    The castle Westhove was first mentioned in documents in 1277. There is a hostel in the main and outer bailey today. The Orangerie is home to the Museum Terra Maris.
    Opening hours:
    15th April to October: Daily from 10am to 5pm
    November to April 15: Wednesday through Friday from 12:00 to 16:00
                                                     Saturday to Sunday from 12:00 to 17:00
    During the school holidays from 12.00 to 17.00 o'clock
    Ticket prices:
    Adults € 6.50
    Children (4 to 16) € 4,00

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    • December 8, 2016

  • Claudia 🚶🏼‍♀️🚴‍♀️

    Currently the castle is used as Stay Okay Hostel (that's the name of the Dutch youth hostels). A great and unique place to stay.

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    • April 3, 2018

  • Stephan N

    Westhove Castle was first mentioned in a document in 1277, but the exact date of its construction is unclear. The medieval structure of the castle suffered particular damage during the 80 Years' War, when the building was first in Spanish hands and was conquered by the Watergeuz in 1572. In the years that followed, the castle was converted into a pleasure palace, so that today, despite its rather medieval appearance, only the lower parts of the walls of the towers and parts of the residential buildings belong to the old castle. Today the complex is divided into the water-walled core castle with two flanking towers, three building wings and a spacious inner courtyard. The former fourth wing has completely disappeared. To the north is a U-shaped bailey and a few meters to the west is an orangery, now home to the Terra Maris Museum. There is a hostel in the main and outer baileys. It is also remarkable that there is a walk-in replica of a moth on the open-air site of the museum. These early to high medieval tower hill castles were found in a surprisingly high number on the island.
    Source:
    burgenwelt.org/niederlande/westhove/object.php

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    • August 21, 2019

  • Stephan N

    very nice castle
    there is also a museum and a restaurant attached.
    This castle is located in a very beautiful park, which is open to the public.

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    • June 15, 2019

  • Börries

    Behind the castle is a forest in which small (r) children can romp and climb to their heart's content.

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    • April 2, 2018

  • Stefan Kroth 🚴🏻

    Super nice park to take a walk 🚶‍♀️

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    • January 10, 2022

  • Stratmann

    Beautiful moated castle with museum.

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    • August 29, 2018

  • Helmut H

    Castell Westhove - definitely see - very nice

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    • September 18, 2018

  • Lemmi alias Schlumpf

    Beautiful moated castle with large park. Refreshments and hotel

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    • June 30, 2019

  • Dirk

    Romantic ensemble in best condition

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    • May 12, 2022

  • Uwe

    Very beautiful moated castle off the way

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    • June 13, 2019

  • BoRoKle

    The best is the Fiets Café at Kasteel Westhove. Especially recommended is the house beer!
    Heel smakelijk!

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    • August 21, 2019

  • Cello

    Kasteel Westhove is very idyllic

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    • July 30, 2020

  • JL

    Castle

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    • April 21, 2022

  • Aedt

    Pretty garden terrace in the "backyard by the water" with self-service

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    • June 18, 2022

  • Lemmi alias Schlumpf

    Completely unexpected, this eye candy emerges

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    • June 30, 2019

  • Gonnie

    Interesting, beautiful area is very old, well built

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    • August 2, 2022

  • Jürgen 🚲👣😎

    Very imposing castle from the 13th century. There is a hostel there at the moment. The castle is in the middle of a large forest

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    • August 22, 2022

  • Helmut aus Leo

    The Castell Westhove is awesome! All young people and youth hostel lovers are to be envied for being allowed to stay there. There is no other such beautiful youth hostel in a historic building in a top area! Simply class!

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    • September 15, 2022

  • Dagmar

    Met it a few days ago. Beautiful and special. However, also the atypical youth hostel/stayokay overnight price. €80!!! Was in some European countries, but nowhere these prices.

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    • September 29, 2022

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