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Kasteel, Eijsden

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Eijsden Castle is a moated manor house with several farm buildings, a gatehouse and castle park, in Eijsden-Margraten, Limburg, Netherlands. The current castle was built in 1637 and is located next to the river Maas.The castle is a rijksmonument. Also other parts of the terrain are separately listed, making a total of 27 rijksmonuments. It is part of the Top 100 Dutch heritage sites, established in 1990 by the Department for Conservation.DescriptionThe current castle was built in 1636, renovated in 1767, and restored between 1881-1886. The castle is made up out of two angled wings with at the outside corner a heavy cornertower flanked by a small stair tower. At the end of the eastwing Athere is another towerlike building containing a gate which grands access to the inner square. On top of this gate is placed the year of completion and the arms of the De Lamargelle and von Bocholtz families. The whole is surrounded by a moat. The castle is built in Mosan Renaissance-style.Next to the castle is a gatebuilding with sidebuilding, built in 1649 when a fire destroyed the earlier buildings. They were restored between 1883-1885.The castle park, created around 1900, is freely accessible. It was designed by French garden artist Achille Duchêne (1866-1947), replacing an earlier 18th century park. Of this original 18th century park only a small part remains on the northside of the castle, where there is also an 18th-century basement for the storage of ice. The current park has a neo-rococo pond and a group of statues containing three putti.
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  • The Castle and grounds do what in very bad state. Images that are half crumbled, dirty water in the pond, broken walls. What a pity.
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  • Beautiful castle that is freely accessible, please note on dogs should not enter the site. You can find beautiful walking in the castle gardens and long the maas. an authentic construction work. the castle is also a true attraction to rope to take pictures.
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  • Very nice Castle and surroundings, very well taken care of. Beautiful buildings and roof parties. Located on the East and Marina mergelandroute like Castle, which is not to be confused with the kasteellaan are
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  • Beautiful castle well worth a visit if you're in Eijsden.
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