Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Biljoen Castle

Biljoen Castle,is located in the Netherlands. The castle almost certainly originated as a large farm that was first mentioned in 1076. Only in 1530 did Charles, Duke of Guelders built a castle out of it. The towers also date from this time. From the rest of the building it has not been confirmed what is original and what is not. The family Van Spaen rebuilt the castle around the 18th century into its current state.

In 1795 French troops were quartered in the castle. After they left the castle was plundered and the interior largely destroyed. The damage was restored with amongst others ornamental plaster and ceilingpaintings.



Anonymous said...

Wow! What a beautiful building! And the water surrounding it is awesome!

~ A.K. ~

Julie said...

Yeah! I love the water!!! :)

Anne said...

In some ways it looks more like a very large victorian house than a castle. I too concur regarding the awesomeness of the water. :)

Julie said...

Lots of castles, actually, look like large Victorian houses. I just in general prefer to use the more Medieval looking ones. :)