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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SC W (2 years ago)
Very pretty from the outside and the guided tour is also interesting. Focus of the exhibition is on art and the collection of the beloved last owner , less on the history of the region or the castle itself. If you like coins and old bibles, you'll enjoy. There was also a wedding going on, fun to watch a bit.
Nena N (2 years ago)
Lovely castle. The staff who works there are friendly and helpful. They remembered us and got us an English explanation.
W K Sumarni (2 years ago)
Nice looking castle with beautiful ground. The interior is partially opened as a museum and guided tour only for the tower section. There's a cafe on the ground with outdoor sitting which is quite entertaining when there's live music playing, when we were there it was 1920s jazz, which was very fitting for the environment.
Hans-Viktor P (2 years ago)
Beautiful walk around the castle and the surrounding park area
Rutger Verbeek (2 years ago)
Very nice town and castle to visit. One of the oldest in The Netherlands. Very interesting history, especially for people interested in old coins, as it used to be owned by the family that also ran the local Mint, which is across the street. Also the place where a witch was condemned to death in the Middle Ages, which was a rare event in The Netherlands. From here it is a short drive to where the Rhine River enters The Netherlands. Worth a visit. Oh, and did I mention they brew their own beers there? Worth a try!
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