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Castles in Holland

Castles in Holland

Loevestein Castle at Poederooijen

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From Gorinchem an intersting boat trip can be made to Castle Loevestein (in Dutch: Slot Loevestein).

The massive stone fortress is situated at the exact spot where the rivers Maas (Meuse) and Waal unite to form the river Merwede.

The castle was built between 1357 and 1397 by the knight Dirc Loef van Horne, hence the name "Loef's stein".

Several times the castle served as a jail, the most illustrious prisoner was Grotius (Hugo de Groot) who escaped by hiding in a book chest.

Castles in Holland

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Castles in Holland

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