Loevestein Castle is one of the most famous castles in The Netherlands. In this former soldier’s village in the town Poederooijen, you feel like you are back in time to experience historical events.
ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG AND OLD
In the castle, the fortress and the soldier’s village, various activities for young and old are organized. Visit the museum to learn about the Middle Ages, the Dutch Water line and the famous Hugo de Groot. With fun and interactive activities, you get to know everything about gun powder, weapons and several defenses. Walk around and explore the castle yourself or choose to make a (private) guided tour.
COMBINE A VISIT TO LOEVESTEIN CASTLE
Make a day trip of your visit to Loevestein Castle!
- Rent a bicycle and cycle straight to the castle in one hour.
- Make a long bicycle trip which runs along this castle and other highlights.
- Hike part of the Wander route Zaltbommel-Vuren and visit the castle halfway on your route.
ARISE OF LOEVESTEIN CASTLE
On a unique location in The Netherlands between the rivers ‘Maas’ and ‘Waal’, knight Dirc Loef van Horne built this castle in 1361. The location was chosen thanks to the strategic point to take toll. In 1572, the castle was used as a state prison. Later on, Loevestein Castle has become part of the Dutch Water line.
THE STORY OF HUGO DE GROOT
Did you that Loevestein Castle someday became the decor of a controversial historical event? In the period the castle served as a state prison, Hugo de Groot had a life sentence. After being captured for 2 years, he escaped on March 22 of 1621….. in a book case! In this castle, the genius escape will be explained in detail.
More information: www.slotloevestein.nl
Distance from the hotel: 18 km