Middle Ages

M75 - Voorst - Kasteel Nijenbeek

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The ruins of Nijenbeek Castle can be found in the middle of the green IJsselland landscape on the banks of the Voorsterbeek. The castle has stood for a long time, but part of the castle was destroyed during the Second World War. Nijenbeek is therefore a relatively young ruin. On April 12, 1945, the Allies shelled the castle with tanks and grenades to drive out the Germans who were inside the structure. When the Germans were expelled, the Allies moved on to continue the liberation of the Netherlands. Nijenbeek Castle was left largely destroyed. Plans were made to restore the castle, but this always came to nothing. The municipality has therefore decided to open the ruin to the public from 2017 instead of restoring the building. The castle dates from the 13th century and it was originally a defensive fortress. The castle was inhabited from the 16th to the 19th century.

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7383RV Voorst
Gelderland The Netherlands

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