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In the forest near Rozendaal Castle

In the US I am an avid hiker. In the Netherlands I usually did not / do not hike that much. And that is something I must change since, especially in the Veluwe area, hiking can be fun as well.

Today I made a very short (4.3 km / 2.7 mile) hike, together with my parents, brother and sister in law. We headed to Kasteel Rozendaal (Rozendaal Castle), a very picturesque site in the village of Rozendaal, the smallest and least densely populated community in continental Netherlands.

Rozendaal Castle became into existence in the year of 1314. It was sold often and the new owners made a lot of modifications to the structure. In the 1700s the gardens of the estate were developed.

Rozendaal Castle
In the 1900 the gardens got a make-over. At that time the ponds were also constructed. The castle was modified so many times that only the keep, the huge broad tower used for fortified living, remained. It is still the biggest keep in the Netherlands.

The Second World War brought a lot of damage to the castle. The building was hit by an American off course bomb. Later on the garden was impacted by a German V2 rocket. The estate fell into disrepair. In 1977 the owner tranferred the castle and lands to a society that restored it back to its old grandeur.

See also the weblog of my fellow travelbuddy Gejah. More pictures below. Deze fake-tekst heb ik toegevoegd om net iets meer regels te genereren zodat deze rare website toestaat dat de bijgesloten foto ook vertoond wordt. Deze fake-tekst heb ik toegevoegd 

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In the forest near Rozendaal Castle
In the forest near Rozendaal Castle
Rozendaal Castle
Rozendaal Castle
In the forest near Rozendaal Castle
In the forest near Rozendaal Castle
Near Rozendaal Castle
Near Rozendaal Castle
The orangery of Rozendaal Castle. …
The orangery of Rozendaal Castle.…
Rozendaal Castle
Rozendaal Castle
A farm on the lands of Rozendaal C…
A farm on the lands of Rozendaal …
Rozendaal
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