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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Jeroen ski (7 months ago)
Close to the centre, really nice view from the room and comfortable bed and shower
Robin de Waardt (8 months ago)
Ok
Cristina Perez (13 months ago)
Very nice hotel and restaurant in Coevorden
Sandip Kadam (2 years ago)
Nice place, breakfast and very helpful staff
Viviana S (2 years ago)
Overall really nice place, service wasn't that great!
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