Tour Hoensbroek Castle from Amstenrade

  • The Netherlands
  • Limburg
  • Amstenrade
  • 8.14 km (Approximately 02:02 u)
  • Hiking route 2749530

Tour Hoensbroek Castle from Amstenrade

  • The Netherlands
  • Limburg
  • Amstenrade
  • 8.14 km (Approximately 02:02 u)
  • Hiking route 2749530
Your route starts on the nice terrace of Bie de Veldwachter in Amstenrade. From here you walk to Passarts-Nieuwenhagen Castle, a rectangular mansion and a U-shaped farm. Its history goes back to the fourteenth century. The name comes from the first owner, Wilhelm van Nuwenhagen, and the person who owned the castle in the sixteenth century: Ulrich van Blitterswijk, called Passart. Further on you will discover the highlight of the route (and the wider region): Kasteel Hoensbroek, one of the largest castles in the Netherlands. And one of the most beautiful! Already around 1225 there was a motte on this spot. Due to its strategic location on the trade routes to Maastricht, Aachen and Cologne, this original castle developed into the largest fortress between the Maas and the Rhine.

Directions

# Description Distance
Bie de Veldwachter (Hagendorenweg, 6436 CS, Amstenrade, Limburg, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
Passarts-Nieuwenhagen (Grubbelaan, 6431GD, Heerlen, Limburg, The Netherlands) 1.95 km
Kasteel Hoensbroek (6433 PB, Heerlen, Limburg, The Netherlands) 4.22 km
Bie de Veldwachter (Hagendorenweg, 6436 CS, Amstenrade, Limburg, The Netherlands) 8.14 km

Pause places

Bie de Veldwachter

Hagendorenweg 10
6436 CS Amstenrade
http://www.biedeveldwachter.nl

Fancy a delicious lunch, refined dinner, homemade pastries, macarons, coffee or an ice cream? Come and enjoy yourself in the newly renovated brasserie or on the beautiful terrace of Bie de Veldwachter! You are in a beautiful spot with the Limburg Heuvelland at your feet. Walk to Hoensbroek Castle or take a nice bike ride to the Brunssumerheide and the German-Dutch border area. The Geleenbeekdal near Schinnen is also nearby!

Sights

Passarts-Nieuwenhagen

Grubbelaan
6431GD Heerlen

(RDMZ) Mansion, XVIIa, raised XIXB; entrance frame with carved keystone, XVIIIB. Building farm in U-shape with higher entrance, 1612 and 1687.

Kasteel Hoensbroek

118
6433 PB Heerlen

The oldest, largest and perhaps most beautiful castle in the Netherlands is definitely worth a visit. Because it is so well preserved, you get a good picture of medieval life. The castle does contain more than 60 halls and other rooms. Get lost through secret corridors and join the knights' hall. Castle Hoensbroek is a real party for children! Dressed up as knights and masters, they storm the castle.

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