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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Paul Wolters (8 months ago)
Excellent place to stay. Completely renovated. Comfortable but they should have an eye for more detail. Dining and wining is superb.
Michael S (12 months ago)
Really comfy room and very friendly people working there. It was a nice stay.
Dik de Groot (15 months ago)
Very nice hotel
Arie Endendijk (16 months ago)
Decent rooms in separte building from the castle
Andy Whittaker (2 years ago)
No problems, lovely old building which would make it a bit dangerous for folk who have mobility problems. My only gripe was lack of air conditioning but I imagine that is not a problem for the majority of the year...
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