Kasteel Bouvigne Breda
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Bouvigne Castle

This wonderful fairy-tale castle with its three special gardens and orchard is located south of Breda. Bouvigne castle acquired its present name in 1802 and officially dates from 1554. The wonderful gardens on the estate are open to the public.

  • Visit the Bouvigne estate south of Breda.
  • Stroll through the lovely, fairy-tale gardens.
  • Explore the English, German and French gardens and extraordinary collection of sculptures.
Bouvignelaan 5
4836AA Breda
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Bouvigne Castle

The Bouvigne estate dates from the 15th century and comprises a fairy-tale castle encircled by three beautiful gardens and an orchard. The castle often changed hands and repeatedly belonged to the bailiffs of the Princes of Orange. After 1614 it was owned by eight princes; the Dutch State acquired the property in 1930. The estate also houses a chapel, carriage house and Hof van Bouvigne (Bouvigne court), which today serves as the headquarters of Waterschap Brabantse Delta (which became the estate’s owner in 1972).

Extraordinary castle gardens

The gardens were created around 1913 and expanded in the nineteen thirties. As you will see, the beautiful gardens were inspired by the fashions of that era. The estate boasts gardens in the French, English and German style. The many fuchsia varieties and collection of sculptures are among the highlights. The orchard is located on the south side of the estate.

Visit the Bouvigne estate

The wonderful gardens at Bouvigne are absolutely worth a visit. The estate is accessible to the public free of charge from Monday through Friday 9:00-16:00. Please notify the reception desk of your presence. We would like to note that dogs are not allowed on the property. You cannot visit the castle and surrounding buildings but their exterior is equally lovely.

Fun fact: Bouvigne Castle is a popular wedding location.

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