Nederland - Kasteel Geldrop

Kasteel Geldrop (Geldrop Castle) - dating back to the year of 1350 - is located right in the center of Geldrop. A beautiful English garden - created at the end of the 10th century - with some exotic trees surrounds the castle. Next to the castle lies the Bloemenhof, a stunning flower garden. The complex is delimited by a monumental wall.

The first owners of Kasteel Geldrop were “Jan and Philip van Geldrop”, who probably built it in 1350. The following century the castle remained in the Van Geldrop family. The construction of the present day castle started in 1616, when “Amandus I van Horne” had the middle facade built.
In 1768 the heirs of “Van Horne” sold the manor to “Adriaan van Sprangh”. The new Lord of Geldrop had the castle and living-tower renovated. In 1798 feudal rights ended with the French Revolution. The title of Lord of Geldrop became an empty one.

In the 19th century the castle came into the hands of the “Hoevenaar” family. Under the ownership of “Sara Hoevenaar”, in 1840 the medieval living tower was demolished. During “Hubertus Hoevenaar” the castle got its present look. His daughter “Arnaudina” married baron “Van Tuyll van Serooskerken”. They lived in the castle permanently from 1912.

Nowadays Kasteel Geldrop is used for weddings, concerts and exhibitions. The latter have limited openning hours. Since 30 December 1996 the Stichting Landgoed Kasteel Geldrop (a foundation) owns the castle, the outbuildings and the more than 11 hectares of parkland. Before that, the estate had been in the possession of the municipality of Geldrop (then not yet merged with Mierlo) for 22 years.
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Nouchetdu38 said:

Once again a beautiful architectural sharing ******
All the best****
13 months ago

Madeleine Defawes said:

Belles images de ce petit château !
Bon weekend. Amitiés
13 months ago ( translate )

Schussentäler said:

im . PIp spiegelt sich das Schloss sehr schön im Wasser
13 months ago ( translate )

Steve Paxton said:

A stunning building , HFF have a great weekend.
13 months ago ( translate )

Trudy Tuinstra said:

13 months ago

Rosalyn Hilborne said:

I wonder what the castle in 1350 looked like Jaap!
Good series and excellent information. HFF
Have a nice and peaceful weekend.
13 months ago

Jaap van 't Veen replied to Rosalyn Hilborne:

It must have been quite different.
Only found some images from the 19th century: kasteelgeldrop.nl/over-kasteel-geldrop
13 months ago ( translate )

Annemarie said:

Wonderful all!
13 months ago ( translate )

tiabunna said:

HFF and best wishes for the weekend.
13 months ago

Roger (Grisly) said:

Nice series and terrific information, Jaap
HFF and a good weekend
13 months ago

TOZ said:

Another beautiful building Jaap.
HFF have a good weekend.
13 months ago

Loose_Grip/Pete said:

Fabulous history.
HFF Jaap & have a great w/e.
13 months ago

Stephan Fey said:

Very nice, especially with the water surrounding it!
13 months ago

gezginruh said:

Another beautiful series!

HFF and have a great weekend,Jaap!

Best wishes
13 months ago

Betty【ツ】 said:

Beautiful house! Have a nice weekend, Jaap.
13 months ago