Tongelaar Castle

Mill, Netherlands

The first mention of the Tongelaar Castle on this site dates from 1282 when it was dedicated to Count Floris V by Jan van Cuyk. The Van Cuyk family was probably owner of the castle until somewhere in the 15th century when it was owned by the Van Merwick family. In later centuries ownership of the castle passed through several noble Dutch and Belgian families until the 20th century.

The only medieval part of Tongelaar Castle is the square brick tower. This was originally the gate tower and would have been equipped with a drawbridge. The large window would have been the entrance. This tower dates back to the early 15th century. Archeological research proved that there had been a fortified medieval building at the opposite side of the gate tower but that they had not been connected by walls with each other. The tower would have had several living quarters and had a prison below ground level.

All the other present buildings were built in the 18th and 19th century. The western wing was either built on the foundations of an earlier building or built with the use of old building materials.

The tower is now a corner tower of a closed square farm with a simple courtyard.

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Tongelaar 12, Mill, Netherlands
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Netherlands

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Marco Smulders (5 months ago)
Even wandelen, koffie drinken, potje bier of tot rust komen...
Hans Wijnands (13 months ago)
A very nice location to throw a party
Wim van Bergen (13 months ago)
Nicely restored now lots of things to do. Also gave a well organized party. Thanks for the good care ????????
Marjan Pouwels (13 months ago)
Beautiful location. Nice lunch and good price. Top!
Mieke van Dijk (16 months ago)
What a relaxing atmosphere to eat there drink and listen to nice music
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