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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Tsjerk Hoekstra (14 months ago)
Beautiful walks, but not generally open to visitors
Tsjerk Hoekstra (14 months ago)
Beautiful walks, but not generally open to visitors
Pavanlal Thampy (14 months ago)
I was not able to go inside. Do not know why it was closed. May be Corona reasons. The surrounding is fully covered with nature. Have a look at my pictures.
Pavanlal Thampy (14 months ago)
I was not able to go inside. Do not know why it was closed. May be Corona reasons. The surrounding is fully covered with nature. Have a look at my pictures.
Alex Koper (15 months ago)
Nice bike riding in the surroundings. The castle was not open for visitors when we were there (it is actually inhabited), so check visiting hours for a better experience.
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