The talking lantern tells stories about the castle
Be guided through the castle by a ‘talking’ lantern. The guide tells you the castle’s special stories as seen through the eyes of the lord of the castle or – for the children – a little mouse. What’s involved in adapting a 16th century castle to modern living requirements?
Unique covered wall-walk
Hernen Castle is well preserved and is the only castle in the Netherlands with a covered wall-walk. In 2002, archeologists found the remains of 14th century field kilns, which were used to fire the bricks used to build the castle.
The castle is located in a varied and water-rich outlying area with woods and lanes, grasslands and old riverbeds. Visit the castle and discover the lovely surroundings.
You can visit Hernen Castle from April through October. The castle is open on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. During the winter months the castle is closed, but there are special events for all ages.
Parking is available and there are catering facilities for a cup of coffee or tea during opening hours. Due to the stairs, visiting the castle is less suitable for wheelchair users and people with limited mobility.
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