Goudenstein Castle Ruins

Haaften, Netherlands

When Goudenstein Castle was built and by whom is unknown. On the basis of the stone sizes it was probably built in the beginning of the 14th century. In 1609 the Van Brederode family inherited the castle. At that time it probably existed of 4 residential wings with round towers on the outer corners.

In 1672 the castle was destroyed by the French troops after which the remnants were demolished and taken away as building materials. It was never rebuild again. In 1712 the castle ruins became the property of the Dutry family. In the 18th century nothing more was left then the tower which we see today although it still had its original spire (this disappeared at the end of the 19th century). In 1968 the tower ruin was consolidated and given a new spire.

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