Vorden castle was mentioned first time in 1315. In 1580 it was looted in the Eighty Years War. It was left to decay after the Second World War until restoration took place in 1976.



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Founded: 1315
Category: Castles and fortifications in Netherlands

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Twan dun Urste (7 months ago)
Beautiful location for a short walk or eat and drink something at the nearby restaurant. Marvellous view at the castel. You can visit the castel for a tour, we didn't, to hot that day.
Jazmin Rose (7 months ago)
Such a hidden gem. Lovely indeed. Castle visit and beautiful garden cafe. I had the homemade apple tart and coffee. It was a very nice visit.
Tim Garthoff (2 years ago)
This is a nice castle with a garden and next to it a restaurant in one of the castle buildings. Entrance fee was 12 euro per adult (2021).
Gregg Sneller (2 years ago)
Historical place to visit and audio tour was quite informative.
Anton Utkin (2 years ago)
Great place, great owners. It is a story of an 8-year old girl who made her dream come true after she saw a first castle in her life. Karin and Jos did a great job to keep the spirit of the castle to a little detail. I think a rare museum can compete for such collection of furniture, paintings, utensils and other things from 15-19 centuries. It was a great pleasure to visit the place and be toured by Jos. Thank you.
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