The Beesde Castle was first mentioned in 1395. Today it consists of two parts: a 14th century tower and 17th century manor called Cammingha house.

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Founded: 1395
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Netherlands

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Runa Bernard (2 years ago)
Celebrated our wedding here. Unfortunately poor communication. Event manager was not professional. Planning was wrong. Economical with pouring. The TV in the honeymoon suite was broken. There was glass on the floor there. Lights were broken. Fitted sheets had holes in them. Staff made a lot of noise in the night.
Rob Tweehuijzen (2 years ago)
In this way I would almost forget what is right in front of me! That just goes from Hot to her across the country! And now look! De Beesde Castle / Huize Cammingha. Secretly hidden behind the Estate in Bunnik. A combination of a residential tower, (Kasteel de Beesde), and a later built country house. Cammingha House. Beautifully restored! Silent and calm. Definitely worth a visit. Also used as a wedding location, parties, conferences, end!
KayPhoto4u Personal Art Photography (3 years ago)
Beautiful, spacious place with lots of greenery, a small castle, large party room and various terraces. It's just a pity that the location manager did not follow up on all the agreements the bridal couple had asked for in order to be properly taken care of
Paul Ruijs (3 years ago)
Was a wonderful afternoon eating pizza.
zoe cowell (5 years ago)
Beautiful day here with employer and family in 1987
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