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Castle Radboud

Oudevaartsgat 8, 1671 HM Medemblik, The Netherlands
0227 541 960
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Ranked #2 of 3 attractions in Medemblik
Type: Castles
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The castle history is interesting for adults. The town was sacked and burned in the 16th century, but the castle held firm. The exhibition caters especially to children. In more recent times Rembrandt's Night-watch (nachtwacht) was taken out of its frame, rolled up in a carpet and stored in the castle during WWII. The castle is very prettily situated on... More

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The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Originally this castle was built by count Willem III of Holland and his son Floris V to suppress the rebellious West Frisian population in the 13th century, after Holland conquered the western parts of Friesland. It is beautifully located at the shores of the IJsselmeer (formerly the Southern Sea) at the harbour entrance of Medemblik, the oldest town of Northern... More

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Palo Alto, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Castle Radboud is a small landmark in the sleepy recreational harbor of Medemblik. The castle was much smaller than we expected, but the exhibit is worth a quick visit for anyone interested in a little Dutch history. Check the website for more information and visiting hours. We biked along the IJsselmeer and found a very cute petting zoo nearby, making... More

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DC Metro Area
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190 reviews 190 reviews
36 attraction reviews
357 helpful votes 357 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

If you are looking for a reason to do a daytrip to Medemblik, this castle is partially worth the drive. The castle itself is really not reminiscent of the middle age, since it has been extensively rebuilt. The outside is nice for photo ops, so it's good for shutterbugs. There isn't a lot in the way of exhibits in the... More

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Russia
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122 reviews 122 reviews
72 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Good place to take photo - castle located near harbor. It is a good view to castle from facade and right wing. There is some kind of "wind rose" in front of facade on the ground.

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Den Haag
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68 reviews 68 reviews
22 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Kasteel Radboud is a small castle dating from the Middle Ages, and is quite pretty to look at from the outside. The entrance fee is five Euros and fifty cents for adults, which I thought was quite pricey for what there was to see. However, these places need to make enough to survive! If like me you have a Dutch... More

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