Veltwijck Castle

Ekeren, Belgium

Veltwijck castle consists of a U-shaped water castle from the 16th century, situated inside a rectangular moated country park, and a U-shaped farmyard on the north side with a gatehouse. The castle was built in Renaissance style.


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Founded: 16th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Belgium


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Sven G. (2 years ago)
Leuk voor wandelingen. Enkel onderhoud vijver mocht beter.
Frank Van den Bogaert (2 years ago)
My hometown.
Autoglas Grimm & studio Grimm (2 years ago)
ELK jaar toffe kasteelfeesten. In 2018 waren daar ook de Zwaardridders van Sint-Joris en Rode Rapunzel en Grimm aanwezig en hebben een tof spektakel opgevoerd. Hopelijk in 2019 ook weer.
DrieshetKindje (3 years ago)
Heel gezellige plaats met een vrij groot park er naast, mijn ouders zijn hier 13 jaar geleden getrouwd en overlaatst de ouders van een vriendin. De trouw word goed geregeld en het is wel grappig vond ik. Letterlijk in de muur van het kasteel zit een cafeetje, toen ik er was aan het eten en drinken zaten we aan een tafel en het stonk er toen erg naar riolering, ik weet niet wat er toen aan de hand was maar het was niet zo fijn. Voor de Pokémon go fans(als die er nog zijn) er is een gym in het midden van het kasteel en vrij veel pokestops rondom het park. Ik geef het een solide 4ster omdat ik me wel kon amuseren!
kurt van noten (3 years ago)
Het Ekerse districtshuis is meer een gemeentehuis waard
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