Keverberg castle was built originally in the 9th century castle, today only ruins are left. The castle is used as a wedding location and for events and concerts.

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Founded: 9th century AD
Category: Castles and fortifications in Netherlands

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www.netherlands-tourism.com

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R. Evangelista (4 months ago)
Rebuilt after damage occured during the Second World War makes it a mix of history and a modern structure with a lovely view over the river Maas. Nice place for a day out with the family. It's definitely worth a visit.
Corina Dimcea (10 months ago)
Beautiful landscape
Max van der Linden (12 months ago)
Visited for a professional event. It was a nice location with scenic overlook over the maas, and nice facilities to have a party. An old castle with a modern twist.
Vera Schouten (21 months ago)
I really love this spot! We had our wedding there and it was just perfect! The staff is incredibly friendly and accommodating. No wishes remain open. The architecture between new and old makes this place unique.
stuart woodhouse (3 years ago)
Interesting castle which has been recently renovated. Interesting because the old part has been built on top by modern architecture which makes it different from normal renovations. You are able to walk around the exterior and gardens for free. We paid 7€ each to walk around the interior which is also has a cafe in the inner most part of the museum with full 360 views inside and outside at higher levels overlooking the river and church neighbouring the castle . You can take a lift to the higher levels and we spent about 1/2 hour inside.
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