Laarne Castle, Ghent

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Laarne Castle is a Belgian moated castle in Laarne, located in the Province of East-Flanders, near its capital city of Ghent. Laarne Castle is situated at an elevation of 3 meters.Established in the 11th or 12th century to guard the approaches to Ghent from the sea, it was comprehensively renovated in the 17th century.Since 1953 the castle belongs to the Koninklijke Vereniging der Historische Woonsteden en Hoven van België, to whom it was given by the last private owner, the Comte de Ribaucourt . It is a protected national monument and is used as a museum.Sources Website of the Koninklijke Vereniging der Historische Woonsteden en Tuinen van België: Kasteel van Laarne, HistorischeHuizen.be: Kasteel van Laarne
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  • August 10, 2017
    In 10 centuries of moated castle evolved into inhabited museum. Guided tour of more than 1 hour. The different building styles are the best seen from the courtyard. Some very nice areas, soberly furnished and restored with respect for the past. Important Silver collection. The stories about the witch places the lock in the proper historical context.
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  • July 24, 2017
    Ancient historical castle build to protect Gent. Witches still spook around as they were burned in and around the castle. Unfortunately the castle itself is hardly open. There is a large silver collec...  more »
  • July 23, 2017
    Received by a very nice tour guide who manages to keep the visit exciting for all ages. Certainly interesting for lovers of silver and tapestries, but do not be put off. ... the history of the various families who lived in the Castle and the witch trials where the Castle played a role make it fun for everyone.
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  • May 28, 2016
    Impressive medieval castle! A must visit. Open only on Sundays In the summer
  • June 13, 2017
    Nice
  • March 10, 2017
    Wasn't open
  • April 13, 2017
    Unique place to visit. Especially the great Silver collection speaks to the imagination. You get a good picture of what life there must have looked at this time.
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  • May 23, 2017
    Beautiful castle, worth a visit! #stapaf #oostvlaanderen #kasteel #laarne #eastflanders #chateau
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