Alden Biesen Castle

Rijkhoven, Belgium

The knights of the Teutonic Order originally founded the Alden Biesen commandery in the 11th century, but the current buildings were constructed between the 16th and 18th centuries. It was the headquarters of a bailiwick or province of the Teutonic Order in the region of the Maas and Rhine. On 8 March 1971 the building burnt down and was acquired by the government and restored. In addition to the moated castle, the complex contains a church and gardens.

The castle is used today as a cultural centre and conference centre. Festivals such as the Scottish weekend or the International Story Festival are held there.

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

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Lorenz Peeters (5 months ago)
Great location to have a chique party
Luis Perfetti (7 months ago)
Beautiful location and gardens. Sadly we couldn't visit the castle inside as it needs a pre booked guide. But the grounds are beautiful to see
Natasha Kulakevich (9 months ago)
Great and clean place where you can relax with friends and relax?
Paul Vanlook (14 months ago)
Great historic place, beautiful restored, scenic gardens. Beautiful church and infodesk. Food places near by. Big parking lot.
Ard van Someren (19 months ago)
Maybe a bit to slick, but overall nice renovated castle. A lot of room 8n the park around the complex. Go here for a stroll, a nice Belgium beer on a terras, grab some food, or a picknick on the grass.
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