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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zoe cowell (2 years ago)
Beautiful day here with employer and family in 1987
Jan Kleijn (2 years ago)
Mooie locatie, goed georganiseerd. Prima voor een dagje sparren met een grote groep collega's.
Ad Hardeveld (2 years ago)
Prachtig kasteel.
Krista Lageveen (2 years ago)
Mooie trouwlocatie dichtbij de snelweg
Fin E (3 years ago)
Great location for a business meeting. Very good catering, nice ambiance, good parking.
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