Heeze Castle used to be the centre of the seigneury of Heeze, Leende and Zesgehuchten, part of the Duchy of Brabant. In the Middle Ages, it was owned by the de Horne family. In the seventeenth Century Pieter Post designed a new castle, of which the first part was built in 1665. Pieter Post had died and the work was completed by his son Maurits Post.

Due to the rising costs of importing all building materials from other regions of the country, the build of the Post design was halted early and never finished. For this reason, the part of the castle that is used by the current owners was actually meant to be the servants' quarters. The biggest part of the castle was to be built behind the first courtyard.

In 1760 the castle was bought by Jan Maximiliaan van Tuyll van Serooskerken. The van Tuyll van Serooskerken family has lived in the castle ever since.

At the east of the building of Heeze Castle within the waters is a part of an older castle situated Eymerick Castle. This castle was already in 1659 in a bad shape. Because the building-plans of Heeze Castle were never completed this part of the old castle is still there.

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Founded: 1665
Category: Castles and fortifications in Netherlands

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Babu Ster (13 months ago)
Lovely country side castle, before you go, check opening days and hours
J M (16 months ago)
An impressive historic monument.
Stefano Lisi (20 months ago)
Beautiful location immersed in the nature. Don't expect the classic castle though, it's more like a very big ancient villa. Great park to have just a walk as well
Ton Gerrits (2 years ago)
Beautiful site to make a stroll. I happened to be there on a rainy day. However, the colors of the fall where like an abatract painting in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, framed in a rustic scene of a wooden stall and grazing cows. The castle itself is a nice gem in the domain. At any time of year worthwile visit for a memorable stroll.
johndeeredad googleheimerschmitt (2 years ago)
Fairly interesting castle to tour. I'm not gonna lie, it wasn't too captivating however we toured this as a work function and if offered, I'd live here. There was a catered dinner after which was 5-star delicious.
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