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The name Wurfeld derives from two words: a warf is a species of willow, while feld means field. The earliest mention of the name Wurfeld, though, dates to the 14th century. Although the surrounding area has been inhabited since Neolithic times, no defensive structure was ever built here.

In 1640, two brothers, Willem and Jacob Croll, who were local canons built the St Laurentius Chapel as well as the Kasteel Wurfeld. The first structure here consisted of two stories, a vaulted cellar, and a moat. These elements still serve as the core of what we see today. In the tower is a plaque with the Croll family coat of arms.

In 1840 the castle was sold to the first of several owners who expanded the castle in various styles.

Pamela’s Perspective

Unusual for castle hotels, Kasteel Wurfeld has two rooms that are accessible for the disabled.

Even in a moderate climate, there are always a few days every year that are very, very hot. Like most castle hotels in this part of Europe, there isn't any air conditioning. You'll make do by opening the window and asking for a fan.

 

Kasteel Wurfeld

A 17th-century castle

Contact

Kapelweg 60
3680 Maaseik
Tel: ++32 (0) 89 568 136
Fax: ++32 (0) 89 568 789
Hotel website
Reserve with Booking.com

Fast facts

33 rooms

Single rooms: 90–105 euros
Double rooms: 130–149 euros

Open: all year

Getting there

Maaseik is right on the border with the Netherlands—about 35 km north of Maastricht (Netherlands).

What to do

Nearby: hiking; bicycling (bike rentals available at hotel)

 

Right on the border with the Netherlands and off the main routes in a rural setting, Kasteel Wurfeld makes a quiet and cozy overnight in any itinerary.

Bicyclists are welcome! If you're touring by bicycle, you'll find the castle right in the center of a cycling network.

Spacious rooms are comfortable, with a few featuring four-poster beds. Bathrooms have baths or showers. Be sure to get one of the rooms in the older part of the castle where the furniture isn't entirely modern. The best one has a huge balcony with a great view of the beautiful grounds.

Like most Belgian castle hotels, you shouldn't expect any medieval atmosphere or decoration; you can count on a super friendly staff who will do everything to make you welcome and comfortable.

In the morning the good buffet breakfast will set you for the day.

 

Something special

curlicue Lovely, peaceful setting