Alden Biesen is a 16th-century castle in Belgium, located in the small village of Rijkhoven in the municipality of Bilzen in the province of Limburg.Present dayThe castle is used today as a cultural centre and conference centre. Festivals such as the Scottish weekend or the International Story Festival are held there. In addition, "European Classes" take place, intended to foster international learning and collaboration between students. The first ever RSPBA Major Pipe Band Championship held outside the UK was the European Pipe Band Championships held there in September 2003.In addition to the moated castle, the complex contains a church and gardens.HistoryThe knights of the Teutonic Order founded the Landcommanderij Alden Biesen ("commandery of Alden Biesen") in the 11th century, but the current buildings were constructed between the 16th and 18th centuries. It was the headquarters of a bailiwick or province of the Teutonic Order in the region of the Maas and Rhine. On 8 March 1971 the building burnt down and was acquired by the government and restored.Sources Landcommanderij Alden Biesen websiteTake a look at our Bilzen vacation maker to schedule your visit to Alden Biesen and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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Hebben n leuke wandeling gemaakt in en rond Alden biesen. Het is een indrukwekkend en mooi gerestaureerd commanderij. Voor iedereen die van kastelen houdt is het een must! more »Have a nice walk in and around Alden biesen. It is an impressive and beautiful restored commandery. For anyone who likes of castles is a must!
Een keer per jaar is dit kasteel helemaal open. Van de zolder tot in de kelder en op alle binnen plaatsen worden er mooie bloemstukken geplaatst. Er zaten nog gratis entree kaarten in de krant. Zeker ... more »Once a year this castle is open all the way. From the attic to the basement and all set in beautiful flower arrangements are placed. There were still free entrance tickets in the newspaper. Definitely worth to check out in september. Am unfortunately the name of this activity. Something with fleur.
Toffe plek om rond te wandelen. Lekker eten en drinken in het Gasthuis. Nieuw wndelpad door de boomgaard (ook voor rolstoelen en kinderwagens). more »Great place to walk around. Good food and drink in the Guest House. New wndelpad by the Orchard (also for wheelchairs and strollers).
Very nice place
Beautiful ....full of hostory
Very nice lightshow
Stunning place.Worth a visit
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