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Explore the beautiful castle Hernen from the 14th century

Logo of Kasteel Hernen

In the Middle Ages Kasteel Hernen was a luxury residence, in the 1960s it was the film location of the popular TV series Floris. Nowadays it is a fun day out! Do you want to go on an adventure through the old castle?

Medieval castles that are still completely intact, we don't have much left in the Netherlands. But fortunately Castle Hernen still stands as a powerful eye-catcher in the green nature of Gelderland! Complete with courtyard and thick walls. You imagine yourself here in days gone by. Castle Hernen is a popular base for hikers and cyclists in the area.

To do and see

Special in the castle are the original weapons stone from the 16th century and the portraits of the original inhabitants. There are also archaeological finds from the surrounding moat to admire. During opening hours you can explore the castle yourself with a talking lamp and learn all about the history and former inhabitants. This audio tour is available in a version for adults and in a version for children. Fun extra activities are also regularly organised for children. There is sometimes a small surcharge for this.

History of Castle Hernen

Did you know that Castle Hernen is officially not a castle but a moated castle? The building from the 14th century has unique covered passageways and is situated in beautiful surroundings. Around the castle you'll find woods, lawns, river courses and its own windmill; the Hernense Molen. Noble families used to live at the castle. The last owner was Mrs. A.M. Metelerkamp van Bronkhorstden Tex. Her daughter donated the castle and the garden in 1940 to Stichting Vrienden der Geldersche Kasteelen. In the 1960s, the TV series Floris was recorded here, in which Rutger Hauer played the leading role.

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