Heetvelde Castle

Gooik, Belgium

Heetvelde castle is a moated water castle built by the lords of Heetvelde. The keep dates from the 16th century and the current main castle from the 17th century.

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Heerbaan 6-12, Gooik, Belgium
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Founded: 16th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Belgium

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Kristel Vanstalle (10 months ago)
Beautiful location and surroundings
Kevin De Valck (3 years ago)
Beautiful location!
Nyural Nezhmiev (3 years ago)
Pieter Van de Putte (6 years ago)
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