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Nederland - Velp, Kasteel Biljoen

Kasteel Biljoen, originally called Broekerhof, was a place were taxes were collected. It was first mentioned in 1076 as it was a large farm, which was donated to the chapter of St. Peter in Utrecht by Emperor Heinrich IV. Around the year of 1530 Duke Karel van Gelder built the first Noble House, partly with materials from the nearby Kasteel Overhagen.

In 1535, the Duke of Gelre sold the castle due to a lack of money. It had various owners until it came into the possession of Alexander van Spaen in 1661. He rebuilt the house into the present day castle with four equal corner towers, each crowned by a helmet-shaped roof. The family Van Spaen rebuilt the castle again in the the 18th century.

In 1795 French troops were quartered in the castle. After they left the castle was plundered and the interior largely destroyed. In 1849 baron Van Hardenbroek allowed Anna Pavlovna of Russia to use it temporarily. In 1872 it was inherited by the family Lüps, until 2008. Today (2021) Kasteel Biljoen is owned by an American family and the castle itself is closed off to public visits.
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44 comments

Malik Raoulda said:

Admirable et superbement présenté.
Bonne et agréable journée salutaire.
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Walter 7.8.1956 said:

Schöne Biderdokumentation Jaap!!
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Guy Bacca (guybac) said:

Un château majestueux qui se dresse au milieu de son parc... Très belle série d'images pour la présentation de ce château
6 weeks ago ( translate )

Claudia G said:

Une belle perspective qui donne envie d'en voir plus !
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Patrick Brandy said:

Très belle photo bonne journée
6 weeks ago ( translate )

Madeleine Defawes said:

Superbes images de ce beau château !
Bonne journée. Amitiés
6 weeks ago ( translate )

John Cass said:

Beautiful set of images, some wonderful reflections.
6 weeks ago ( translate )

Hansruedi Voegele said:

Sehr schöne Aufnahmen Jaap.
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Rosalyn Hilborne said:

I love the architecture and beautiful approach to the house Jaap. A superb series and information.
Happy Wednesday.
6 weeks ago

Schussentäler said:

eine sehr schöne Schloss und danke für die Infos
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Graham Chance said:

Beautiful architecture Jaap. Nice lead in along the driveway.
6 weeks ago

Annaig56 said:

belle douceur et magnifique perspective avec ce magnifique édifice, très riche patrimoine chez vous
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Percy Schramm said:

Fantastic shots and perspectives. Wish you a fine wednesday, Jaap !
6 weeks ago

Stephan Fey said:

Most beautiful images, Jaap!
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J.Garcia said:

Excellent photo report of this beautiful castle and surrounding garden!
Thanks also for the interesting note, Jaap!
6 weeks ago