Huis Bergh (Huis Bergh) is one of the largest castles in the Netherlands. It gives its name to the Land van den Bergh and was previously owned by the counts van Bergh.

The castle history dates back to the 13th century. The main parts of the castle are from the 14th, 15th and 17th century. In the beginning of the Dutch Revolt the house got damaged by war. In 1735 the castle burned down.

In 1912 Huis Bergh and all belongings became the property of Jan Herman van Heek, an industrialist from Enschede. He restored the buildings. In 1939 there was another major fire. Thanks to the help of locals most of the furniture was rescued. Renovation began the same year and was completed in 1941.

Huis Bergh contains a collection of early Italian paintings, one famous example of which is a panel from the Maestà of Duccio, which was added to the castle's collection in the 19th century. In addition to a portrait of Erasmus by Holbein Huis Bergh has an extraordinary collection of medieval handwritings.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Netherlands

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Christina Hensley (Kade) (3 years ago)
The self guided audio tour is actually pretty neat and gives you the time you need to listen about the pieces at your own pace. I definitely appreciated it, as did my fiance. He and I enjoyed our visit and hopefully will be visiting again in the future!
vivi ps (3 years ago)
One of the most beautiful castles I've visited.yoy can get a guided tour in English but it would also be good that signs were in English too.
Ines - innesi (3 years ago)
Outside is beautiful. The rest is closed due to Covid. Definitely going to visit once is open.
Pablo Podhorzer (4 years ago)
Beautiful castle in a beautiful town. With the nearby hill and village ambiance you feel a bit abroad instead of the NL.
Ricardo Munsel (4 years ago)
The largest castle of The Netherlands. On Mondays the castle is closed and that is when we were there. A truly splendid and impressive building. We will come back for a weekend so we can visit the inside of the castle. The whole area around the castle is also impressive. Well maintained buildings from the 17th century. A must for castle lovers.
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