Huis Bergh is one of the most important castles in the Netherlands. Once a county was ruled from this castle. This is what the official website says about its history: "Huis Bergh is one of The Netherlands' major castles. Its history dates back to the 13th century. The most important parts of the castle still existing today date from the 14th, 15th...more
In 1910 Jesuits from Germany founded a monastery in 's-Heerenberg. After the monastery had been closed it became a museum called Gouden Handen ('hands of gold'). That name rang a bell for me; I had been there long ago. My parents took me there when I was a kid. And I was bored. Extremely bored. It was a collection of things people had created....more
Tearoom in the outer bailey
In the tearoom in the outer bailey refreshments can be enjoyed in medieval ambiance - inside or in the garden, which offers a beautiful view of the castle.
The tearoom consists of two rooms. One of these has a wall which still shows a medieval loophole, dating from the days this was used as a wall of defence. The tearoom is also open to people not wishing to visit the castle.
Groups can book in advance for a sumptuous lunch, afternoon tea, or cold or warm buffet. The two rooms form a unity, which makes the tearoom a splendid location for groups of up to 100 people.
A visit to the tearoom can be very well combined with such activities as a tour of the castle, a stroll through the little town of 's-Heerenberg, a cycling tour or a brisk walk in the surroundings. There are package day-trips for groups which combine a visit to the castle with mintage, a walking or/and cycling tour or painting-activities.
I could say that 's-Heerenberg is in the middle of nowhere. But I won't. It wouldn't be fair. This area is too beautiful to be called "nowhere". However you're on your own if you want to go there, unless you have a car at your disposal. Oh, there's a regular busservice, but busses are so tourist-unfriendly. You want to take your time, not stick to a schedule do you? The best way to get here really is on a bike. You can rent one at many railway stations in the Netherlands, and the nearest that is likely to have this service is Doetinchem. The German town of Emmerich is actually closer by, but I'm not sure if you can rent a bike there. The route from Doetinchem will take you to Zeddam as well, where you can find the oldest windmill of the Netherlands.
On the edge of the little town of 's-Heerenberg lies the evocative Bergh Castle, in Dutch: Huis Bergh. It is one of The Netherlands' major castles. The history of the castle and its owners dates back to the Middle Ages. In the course of the centuries the appearance of the castle changed considerably as a result of fires, wars, additions and embellishments.Openings hours 2003
Subject to alterations! Saturdays Sundays Mo - Fri
January-March -- 2 and 3 p.m. --
April-May 2 and 3 p.m. 2 and 3 p.m. --
June 2 and 3 p.m. 2 and 3 p.m. 2 and 3 p.m.
July-August 2 and 3 p.m. 1 - 3 p.m. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
September 2 and 3 p.m. 2 and 3 p.m. 2 and 3 p.m.
October 2 and 3 p.m. 2 and 3 p.m. --
November-December -- 2 and 3 p.m. --
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