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Middachten castle

The Middachten Castle is in the city Of Steeg, in the province of Gelderland. It is part of a set that dates from century XII, when the territory was under the dominion of the Middachten family. All the buildings of the place are identified by red the white windows and, that composed the colors of the shield of arms.

After numerous attacks caused during periods military, in the 1698 castle was reconstructed. Their present gardens were inspired by the gardens of the palace of Versailles, and include mattresses of multicoloured flowers outdoors and a theater that turns into the ideal scene very many weddings.

In Christmas, the castle gets dressed celebration in special care, to receive the numerous visitors who arrive until him to enjoy their Christmas swap-meet. This tradition goes back back to many years, and also it includes a beautiful giant manger, typical bonfires and very same Santa Claus in person.


Besides inquiring about the tendencies in decoration for the present season, that approach the Middachten Castle will be able to vagar by their Enchanted Forest. According to account the legend, took place there a love history as Shakespeare could it have conceived, and that involved Arnoud, the leader of a band of bandits, and to Gertrudis, the daughter of the owner of the castle.

During the summer, also it is good moment to visit this charming place of the east of Holland. There it takes place one of the many Festivales of the Rose that is developed in the country, and of course that the charming gardens are in their greater splendor.

Practical information

  • Address: 3 Landgoed Middachten 6994 JC
  • Christmas swap-meet: from the 9 to the 14 of December, 11 to 17 hs.
  • Entrance: adults, 8 €; children between 4 and 12 years, 4 €.
  • How to arrive: from Arnhem, taking a12 freeway (to 8 kilometers), or in bus, line 43 from the same city.
  • Email: info@middachten.nl

Photo Via: MijnGelderland

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