Coevorden Castle was built on an artificial hill - a so-called motte - near a ford (a “voorde”) in the river the Kleine Vecht. This koevoorde (lit. “cow ford”) gave the city its name. In 1046, German emperor Henry III gave the county of Drenthe to the bishop of Utrecht, who appointed a viscount, a hereditary title. In 1395, Bishop Frederik van Blankenheim brought this to an end, and decreed that castle Coevorden should be the only castle in Drenthe. This is still the case today. Today Coevorden castle is a restaurant.

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Founded: 1025/1522
Category: Castles and fortifications in Netherlands

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Larah Oh (15 months ago)
Happy joyful hosts, quality dining. Loved the room with the wooden rafters, the tub, the views on the canal
Levi L (18 months ago)
Nice Castle. Rooms are not in side the castle but near at the warehouse remodeled. room was space full, but if you are a light sleeper don't take any room on first floor. Improvement comment: tea cups in every room. Tea and or coffee filled up properly. And make sure the staff was there hand before preparing breakfast. Thing like the fresh orange juice smelled like after shave. This had no influence one the quality of the food. Dinner was very nice, wish we can sit down dinners soon again.
Paul Wolters (2 years ago)
Excellent place to stay. Completely renovated. Comfortable but they should have an eye for more detail. Dining and wining is superb.
Paul Wolters (2 years ago)
Excellent place to stay. Completely renovated. Comfortable but they should have an eye for more detail. Dining and wining is superb.
Michael S (2 years ago)
Really comfy room and very friendly people working there. It was a nice stay.
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