Batenburg Castle Ruins

Batenburg, Netherlands

Batenburg Castle construction was probably started around the year 1300. The castle was rebuilt in 1600 on the foundations of an earlier structure; The present castle was destroyed by fire in 1795 and is now preserved as ruins: the ring wall with towers, the remains of three extended round towers with a basement underneath and the remains of the gatehouse. These are flanked by semicircular towers, all built with limestone brick.

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Founded: c. 1300
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Netherlands

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Mike ter Hart (3 years ago)
Small but really special place to visit. There is more castles closeby ?
Gabrielle Ross (3 years ago)
Stunning and peaceful place
Natalia Li (3 years ago)
Really cool place with a rich history. Too bad there's no qr code with info on its history and architecture but it's ok. Sad also that there's no open cafes (pandemic)
Craig Van Batenburg (4 years ago)
Once again I visited Batenburg from my home in Massachusetts USA. My last name Batenburg is preceeded by van. My understanding is "van" means "from". I have two sons that my Wife, Deb and I adopted and I wish they knew more about their ancestors. The only restuarant in Batenburg is great. The owners remember me when I visit, usually once a year. I hope you have a place like this that you can connect with. It is a lovely small village of very Dutch friendly people. The picture I believe is from the 20 ot 30's. Not mine.
Terence Tengker (4 years ago)
Nice litte typical Dutch town, castle are the remnants of something beautifull
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