Castle d'Erp (also known as Castle de Borcht) dates back to the 13th century, when it withstood sieges by William the Silent and Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange. The brick-made main building was built to the current appearance in the 14th-18th centuries. The castle is currently privately owned and not open the public.

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

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Vera Verkoeijen (3 years ago)
The castle is still inhabited and not open for visitors. It is situated in a park and looks beautiful from the outside.
Judith Botho (4 years ago)
Ein schöner Ort
Meik Botho (4 years ago)
Sehr schöne Parkanlage ... :( schloss ist Privatbesitz und nicht zugänglich ... :(
Ernst van Pappelendam (4 years ago)
Onderdeel van drie verschillende kadtelen in de omgeving. Helaas niet te bezichtigen. Wordt voor een deel bewoond door de burgemeester
Peter van Holland (4 years ago)
Mooi kasteeltje. Helaas in particulier bezit dus niet te bezichtigen. Daardoor niet echt de moeite waard om langs te gaan.
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