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Castle Loevestein

Loevestein 1, Zaltbommel, The Netherlands
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Zaltbommel
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Type: Castles, Cultural

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English first
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Loevenstein is a fantastic castle located at one of the main dutch river, the Merwede. Very lively program with special weekends with great entertainment for adults and childern. Your childern will love this museum. Beautifull displays and interactive activities. Try the gunpowder test. You will be surprised. A must visit location in the netherlands

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Excellent historical tourist attraction in the Netherlands. Lovely landscape and historical setting preserved to create the same historical feeling. Actors dressed up as the medieval people are placed to create the same feeling. Watch out for the gun signals and flag hoisting. Video and Audio tour of the castle also available.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

This medieval castle has never been destroyed by fire of warfare. Historical for being State Prison in the 16th century from where (even world famous) the political prisoner Hugo Grotius escaped. Nice strolling around at natureside and river beaches nearby. Don't forgetr to visit the nearby 16th century 'town' Woudrichem!

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Port Kennedy, Australia
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10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

As a Dutchie living in Australia and travelling trough Holland with the family I thought it would be an interesting experience to show the kids some Dutch history! Castle Loevestein couldn't be a better place for that. While we were there only a few private tour groups were there and the castle was closed to the main public so we... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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204 reviews 204 reviews
131 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

This is a solid defensive castle, less romantic than castle Haarzuilen or Muiderslot. But it's worth to pay a visit (recommended: enter by ferry) and inside you can enjoy a lot of informative sheets about the history of The Netherlands. And of course the famous Hugo De Groot escape in a book case. The best way to visit castle Loevestein... More 

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Zaltbommel, The Netherlands
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Enjoyable --- visited several times with my children --- old castle with a nice history in a quite area --- good to spend an afternoon

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Melle , Belgium
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27 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

The parking lot is located on a 500 m from the entrance to castle, so be alert for visitors with physical problems. There were also a lot of restoration works busy on the grounds before the castle. With the price of 11 euro in mind the visit is rather expensive for what there is to see. A very positive point... More 

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18 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Grounds look nice. Beware of the "restaurant" though. Poor service at glacial speed lets it down. Castle itself is largely empty rooms dressed up with some made for purpose decor. Kids will enjoy the tour using the RFID keys to trigger audio and video fragments. All in all you'll struggle to fill 2 hours with this and at 11 euros... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

The old and historical building surrounding by the river, this castle is not only beautiful, but the history of it, is really interesting. Before, it was used for the prison especially for political prisoners. During the war between Spain and Dutch, the Spanish own this castle twice, before it was taken back by the Dutch again. The administrator has a... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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63 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

This is not a "Muiderslot" with an history of bringing famous people together especially writers and poets or a "Versailles" where the royalty of France could flaunt their riches. Fort Loevestein is really a "roof kasteel" build to be impenetrable and to collect taxes from boats passing on the Maas and the Waal. It's history is more about war and... More 

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