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Heeswijk castle

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Castle Heeswijk is water citadel former at Heeswijk from the 11th century. The castle had been restored in 2005. Already in the year 1080 there a preamble of the current castle, so-called motte-burcht arose. In the course of the middle ages the motte (castle hillock) were blunted and on the place of the citadel a castle were built. Castle Heeswijk several times have played a role in the history. It did not succeed prince Maurits around 1600 up to two times to take the castle. It's halfbrother Frederik Hendrik succeeded in this in 1629, however, in, so that he could besiege then s' Hertogenbosch. In 1672 the sun king Lodewijk XIV the uninvited guest on castle Heeswijk were during its fight against the republic. On the end of the 18th century Pichegru, general still used the castle of the French revolution under the guidance of Napoleon, as a headquarter. In 1835, André bought baron of pine Bogaerde of Terbrugge the castle touched in decline and started immediately a massive reconstruction. For its growing collection art objects and curiosa, of him and of its sons, the noblemen Louis and Donat, the castle was extended with among other things the weapon room and the Irontower.


The current castle museum gives a picture of the life sitation and the collect tradion from the middle of the 19th century. After the recent restorations there meanwhile guided tours by the castle are possible. The weapon room of the castle does service as official marrylocation of the municipality Bernheze. In under the promenade cellar roofs lain (marry)partys and receptions are given and the carriage house of castle accommodate Heeswijk - and training facilities as well as congress - and presentation spaces meet.

if you want to see the castle and you use a car navigator is the end destiny is the Gouverneursweg, Heeswijk-Dinther


Kasteel Heeswijk is laying on circa 10 minutes from 's Hertogenbosch en 20 minutes from Eindhoven.

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Taken on November 18, 2011