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Nederland - Vorden, Kasteel Hackfort

The earliest known history of Kasteel Hackfort (Hackfort Castle) is dating back to the year of 1324, when the Lord of Bronckhorst commissioned the building of a castle. In 1392 ‘House Hacforden’ was nothing more than just a residential tower and a moat. In 1586 the castle was destroyed by the Spanish troops during the Eighty Year's War (the Dutch Independent War). After the liberation of the region by Prince Maurits van Oranje, the castle was rebuilt in 1598 by Borchard van Westerholt.

In 1788, Kasteel Hackfort underwent substantial renovations. The old gate house and outbuildings were demolished and the canals were filled in. The castle was transformed into an 18th-century manor house. Nowadays only the two thick cylindrical towers are reminders of the (former) castle. The castle is surrounded by forests and meadows and includes Hackfort Watermill.

The castle remained for centuries in the possession of the family Van Westerholt. When the last Baroness Westerholt of Hackfort died in1981, Kasteel Hackfort and estate were donated to Natuurmonumenten (a Dutch society for preservation of nature monuments).
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34 comments

Madeleine Defawes said:

Superbes images de ce beau domaine fleuri !
Bonne semaine. Amitiés
2 months ago ( translate )

Annemarie said:

and wonderful the flowers in the fg

wish you peace in our week!
2 months ago

Joe, Son of the Rock said:

I love the foreground interest created by the crocuses. Have a great new week, Jaap. All the best, Joe
2 months ago

Nouchetdu38 said:

Great series!!!!!
All the best****
2 months ago

Guy Bacca (guybac) said:

Malgré les diverses modifications, le château reste imposant . Belles images du château et des détails
2 months ago ( translate )

Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨* said:

magnifiques château et alentours******************
2 months ago ( translate )

Jadviga Grase said:

A very fabulous floral carpet....I can't tear my eyes away!
2 months ago ( translate )

Malik Raoulda said:

Bien renseignée et admirablement partagée.
Bonne et heureuse semaine paisible et reposante.
2 months ago ( translate )

Pat Del said:

J'admire ce tapis de fleurs, qui encadre cet élégant château ...
2 months ago ( translate )

Günter Klaus said:

Wunderschön liegt dieses Schloss vor diesen Krokussen lieber Jaap,da hast du ein paar sehr schöne Aufnahmen gemacht :))

Wünsche noch einen schönen Tag,liebe Grüße Güni :))
2 months ago ( translate )

Kawasirius said:

Un château bien rempli d'histoires au cours de sa vie ! Belle présentation par cette série superbe!
Bonne semaine, Jaap, HBM !
2 months ago ( translate )

Gudrun said:

The castle looks beautiful with the crocus meadows!
2 months ago

J.Garcia said:

Beautiful building surrounded by a stunning carpet..
Wonderful details and series, Jaap!
2 months ago ( translate )

Patrick Brandy said:

Belle architecture avec ce beau parterre de fleurs bonne journée.
2 months ago ( translate )

tiabunna said:

A beautiful building and image series, Jaap.
2 months ago ( translate )