Arcen Castle was built in 1653 to the site of older castle destroyed in 1646. The origins date back to the 14th century. Castle gardens are today open to the public.

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Founded: 1653
Category: Castles and fortifications in Netherlands

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georg jahic (10 months ago)
Very nice . History. Little bit expensiv.
Marcel Stello (11 months ago)
Great castle garden very big and beautiful
Noella Irwin (11 months ago)
Best garden I have seen so far. Wide variety of flowers, trees and shrubs. Amazing floral art. Has 9 hole minnie golf on trail. Asian gardens. A Jungle hot house and an amazing castle. A full day adventure.
Mark van Eekelen (11 months ago)
Very nice gardens to visit during every season. Also suitable for smaller kids, includes playground and mini golf
Dieter Weichert (14 months ago)
One of the most beautiful gardens that I have been to. Absolutely worth to see. Wonderful collection of roses, among many other things.
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