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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Calvin Idano (7 months ago)
Beautiful place for relaxation and walk in the forest. Perfect to come in spring to see this greenery and flowers bloomed.
Anna Belle Hoenen (8 months ago)
Cozy place to stay!
John de Viet (15 months ago)
Beautiful castle in pleasant hiking area
John de Viet (15 months ago)
Beautiful castle in pleasant hiking area
Manuel Robledano Ojeda (16 months ago)
Incredible place and amazing host! I had an amazing experience in the castle and Karin was very welcoming. I will definitely come back to enjoy some relaxing days with friends.
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