Castles Limburg photography


Eijsden Castle Hoensbroek Castle Neubourg Castle, Gulpen
Chateau Neercanne Castles Oud-Valkenburg Chateau Houthem St.Gerlach
Limbricht Castle Castles Voerendaal Castles Vaals
Wijnandsrade Castle Reymersbeek Castle, Nuth Castles Heerlen and Schaesberg
Castles Kerkrade and Landgraaf Amstenrade Castle Castles Eys area
Huis Terborgh, Schinnen Mheer Castle Castles Geulle and Ulestraten
Horn Castle Kessel Castle Beesel Castle
Castles around Swalmen Nunhem Castle Ten Hove Castle, Grathem


Castles in België

Landscommanderij Alden-Biesen Chateau de Jehay Beusdael Castle
Heks Castle Herkenrode, voorm. Abdij Castles Haspengouw
Chateau de Waleffe Vilain XIIII Castle Chateau Graaf, Montzen
Betho Castle, Mulken Pietersheim Castle Rijkel Castle
Rullingen Castle Chateau de Warfusée Chateau de Donceel
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The Dutch castles in the province of Limburg are all different. There has been written a lot about the history of these buildings. I am not going to copy all that here. For people who are interested I will refer to the link below. I have approached the castles here from photographic viewpoint and I have looked further than the buildings alone. Often one will find beautiful landscape parks around castles. For instance the parks around Landcommandry Alden-Biesen (about 12 kms. west of Maastricht) and around the castles at Eijsden, Neercanne, Gulpen and Oud-Valkenburg. I have had a look at those parks and the results can be seen in this gallery. On one occasion freezing mist was the reason of taking photographs, gaining thus enormously in expression (Oud-Valkenburg). Snow and frozen canals can also have a nice effect on photographs (Eijsden, Houthem, Oud-Valkenburg). Sometimes complete castles have been converted into apartments. That this combination can be harmonious, can be seen in Wijnandsrade and at the gate buildings of Eijsden Castle. Very imposing is Hoensbroek Castle with its medieval, round tour, and its enormous canal and bridge. Decayed though is Neubourg Castle at Gulpen, waiting for a general restoration. The enormous building just as Hoensbroek has a huge canal and a bridge. Typical for the Limburg region are Schaloen and Genhoes Castle at Oud-Valkenburg and Rivieren Castle at Voerendaal. All are raised out of marl stone blocks. Chateau Neercanne, also built out of the same material, is lain stately on a terrace on the slopes besides the Jeker valley. Yet another, recently restored "chateau" is situated at Houthem. Beautiful of proportions is Hillenraad Castle, which lies hidden between the woods near Swalmen and which is private property. Less well-known is Haeren Castle, near Voerendaal, with its beautiful gardens. Another interesting castle is also situated near Voerendaal: Rivieren Castle, built in the 16th century, with its typical, marl stone corner tour. From later origin is Amstenrade Castle, a beautiful, neo-classicistic building (17th century) which was never completed though. From Geulle Castle only parts of the front part building are remaining, offering the viewer an imposing vue, with its castle moat, seen from the road. Mheer Castle still possesses its original front part buildings, the castle itself has been rebuilt several times, though there are medieval remains. Other castles in this series are Vaalsbroek Castle, Oost Castle near Oud-Valkenburg, Cortenbach Castle at Voerendaal, Beusdael Castle near Sippenaken (B), Erenstein Castle at Kerkrade, Strijthagen Castle at Landgraaf, De Bongerd Castle at Bocholtz, Goedenraad Castle at Eys, Limbricht Castle, Wolfrath Castle at Holtum and Obbicht Castle.

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