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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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  • 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 »
  • 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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  • This beautifull mediëval castle is built starting in the 12th century. It was totally renewed and made twice as big in the 18th century. The world-famous silver collection is one of the greatest in th...  more »
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  • Impressive medieval castle! A must visit. Open only on Sundays In the summer
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  • 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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  • Beautiful castle, worth a visit! #stapaf #oostvlaanderen #kasteel #laarne #eastflanders #chateau
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One of Belgium's main cities, Ghent offers a good variety of places to stay. Because of its proximity to the capital city of Brussels and the city of Bruges, Ghent has fewer options than one might expect for a city of its size. Locals recommend booking a room in advance. The city has options for travelers on any budget, from inexpensive hostels to pricier hotels, with most visitors choosing to stay within the historical center. Prices drop slightly as you move away from the Old Town.
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