The history of Maurick Castle dates to the 13th century. In 1629 the castle was occupied by Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange. Frederick Henry wanted to have the castle as his headquarters for his siege of 's-Hertogenbosch. The castle has been adapted to house a restaurant.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Netherlands

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Catalin Nicolaiciuc (7 months ago)
Fancy place with fancy and tasty food. Nice place to plant an event like marriage or birthday.
Guido van Gunst (7 months ago)
Beautiful medieval castle which served as an important stronghold in the Boschebroek in the old days . Great restaurant and inn. We stayed in nice private room for a family reunion. The food was great ! Called the owner if he allowed me to fly my drone above his castle and he had not problems what it ! Thanks for that see picture. Kasteel Maurick van harte aanbevolen !
Gene Aidam (9 months ago)
A stunning venue for a wedding, conference or drink with friends and family. I had no expectations when I was visited and was so surprised at the beauty of this historic castle.
Marcel Hulsman (10 months ago)
A posh place for a yummy din dins
Vera van den Heuvel (14 months ago)
Beautiful ambiance. Even though it was a rainy day, in door it felt nice and cozy and we enjoyed a well presented, tasteful high tea. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable about the food and teas they were serving. Would definatly recommend this high tea at such a special location.
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