Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Slangenburg Castle

Slangenburg Castle (Dutch: Kasteel Slangenburg) is a castle in the municipality of Doetinchem im the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands.

Slangenburg Castle was constructed in the Late Medieval period. In the 17th century the castle became the property of General Frederik Johan van Baer, also known as General Slangenburg, who rebuilt it for residential purposes.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Doorwerth Castle

Doorwerth Castle, it's in the Neterlands, and I'm busy. Goedendag

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Biljoen Castle

Biljoen Castle,is located in the Netherlands. The castle almost certainly originated as a large farm that was first mentioned in 1076. Only in 1530 did Charles, Duke of Guelders built a castle out of it. The towers also date from this time. From the rest of the building it has not been confirmed what is original and what is not. The family Van Spaen rebuilt the castle around the 18th century into its current state.

In 1795 French troops were quartered in the castle. After they left the castle was plundered and the interior largely destroyed. The damage was restored with amongst others ornamental plaster and ceilingpaintings.