Alden Biesen Castle, Bilzen

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 website
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  • A good attempt to now with the means of augmented reality. Not previously experienced in this way. Storyline is entertaining and easy to follow and the Narrator believable in his role. However more history than mystery. The experience shooting just a little too short. But for children that will certainly be different.
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  • A beautiful estate, incredible setting, also fun for a great walk in the oh so quiet nature
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  • Walk of 4 km with the dog done (dirt road), very nicely on wooden boards, cosy picnic table encountered. On the car park is a sign with the different possibilities, you look just which arrow you should follow. You can eat or drink something in 2 places (Gasthof or the Apostle House). in the evening you can visit if you would also like to Bilzen mysteries.
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  • Very nice place
  • Beautiful ....full of hostory
  • Very nice lightshow
  • Stunning place.Worth a visit
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