Hardenbroek Castle was first time mentioned in 1331. The castle is a square form house built to the site of original keep maybe around 1260 by Gijsbert van Wulven. The present day appearance dates from the restorations made in 1694, 1762 and 1789. Today Hardenbroek is privately owned.



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twh12 said 8 years ago
This is the castle from which my family takes it name: Van Hardenbroek (just Hardenbrook in America). My family visited it in 1986 when you had to wander the roads of Holland to find such things. No google maps back then!


Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Netherlands


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Ronald Pommeren. van (2 years ago)
Hardenbroek Castle is not a visitable castle. It is a beautiful large house with a spacious estate. We too, the walking club often walk across the large forest area With a bit of luck you will encounter deer that have a lot of space. The passage over the paths Very good in dry weather. There is a good path between Langbroekkerwetering and Cothen. Both entrances passed quickly, so search for it. Have fun walking.
Tineke Weide (2 years ago)
Beautiful castle with many opportunities for walking on paths and along meadows
Dirk-Jan Kraan (3 years ago)
The estate is largely freely accessible. The castle is private property and direct access around the castle is prohibited. Unlike other nature reserves and huts in the area, you can take a quiet walk here without meeting anyone.
HardenbrooksJr Family (4 years ago)
This is the castle from where comes my family name. Have visited twice. Beautiful estate, and wonderful history.
HardenbrooksJr Family (4 years ago)
This is the castle from where comes my family name. Have visited twice. Beautiful estate, and wonderful history.
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