Laarne Castle is a moated castle established in the 11th or 12th century to guard the approaches to Ghent from the sea. It was comprehensively renovated in the 17th century.

Today the castle is partly used as a museum displaying a wonderful collection of tapestries, furniture, weapons and silverware. This beautiful castle is one of the best-preserved fortifications in Flanders.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Belgium

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Anna Okunkova (17 months ago)
We were there for the poetic walk, it was wonderful experience! Very impressive architecture and interiers!
Cedric VM (2 years ago)
Beautifull castle
Irina Demianets (2 years ago)
Nice view but only from outside. There's nothing special inside except a guided tour and a silver room!
Larry Curtis (2 years ago)
Nice spot for picnic, castle tour very informative
Qwimpy17 (3 years ago)
Visited the castle during a flower-event. The castle was not fully visitable because some parts were closed due to a route laid out in the castle itself. That's why we couldn't get to see the silver collection they have etc. That made me quite disappointed. This special eventday it wasn't worth the money (€5 entrance).
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