Twickel Castle was between 1347-1953 in the possession of members of the same family: Van Twickelo, Van Raesfelt, Van Wassenaer Obdam and Van Heeckeren van Wassenaer.

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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Netherlands

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Cara ten Veen (12 months ago)
Gorgeous! An absolute must see. We loved it!
reza azizi (15 months ago)
Really good place to go and drink a coffee and relax and enjoy your day with your family in a great place and near a fantastic castle.
Anael7621 (21 months ago)
Great for a walk with or without dogs. Lovely forest, well maintained.
Sagita Roetgerink (21 months ago)
Got a gift from family so me and my husband came to get a look from inside the castle. So amazed with how they maintain everything to stay original. We had a really good time during our visit there. It was really worth our time. Had a better knowledge about the history. We really appreciate how good the guide to inform us about the story in every room.
samir narain (2 years ago)
It's a beautiful garden. I would highly recommend paying the entrance fee and going to the gardens if they are open. I was there on a Saturday and didn't see more than 4 more groups there, so it seemed as it was our own park! The castel itself was not open, and the entrance to the park is about 150m from where the castle is.
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