A stone house on the site of current Mheer Castle was first mentioned in 1314. It was probably built long before that, because the Lords of Mheer were already mentioned around 1100. In the 14th century the castle went to the Van Imstenraedt family through marriage. The castle stayed in this family until 1668, then it went to the De Loë family. They still own the castle.

The castle is situated against the slope of a hill and thus has a dry moat. From the original 14th century castle only wall fragments remain. This original castle probably consisted of three wings surrounding a courtyard with the fourth side closed by a curtain wall. The present bailey dates back to the 16th and 17th century.

The present castle was rebuilt, with the use of original wall fragments, on the medieval foundations in the 17th century. Also in later centuries, up until the 20th century, a lot of rebuilding took place.



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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Netherlands


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sevvystar (12 months ago)
Prachtig kasteel! Prachtige, stijlvolle zalen die beschikbaar zijn voor evenementen!!
Douwe Miedema (13 months ago)
Erg mooi kasteel, van buiten van 2 kanten te zien. Van binnen alleen beschikbaar om ruimtes te huren.
Remco Jansen (13 months ago)
Beautiful castle we ran into unexpectedly during a trip through South Limburg. It's originally a 14th century castle which was extended during later periods. The courtyard is surrounded by buildings on all sides creating a courtyard that still evokes the medieval atmosphere of the place.
Peter de Jong (2 years ago)
Leuk om even te bekijken. Goed onderhouden
John Willemsen (2 years ago)
Free entrance to central square, nice views
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