Photos courtesy of Hotel de Burcht Wedde
Single rooms: 120 euros
Double rooms: 170 euros
Rates include breakfast and tax
Open: all year
Wedde is east of Groningen. From the A7 at Winschoten, take the N368 south.
On site: children’s playground; fishing; bicycling; canoeing
Nearby: Bourtange fortress; Monastery Ter Apel
On outward appearance this castle hotel looks more like an old stone house than it does a castle, but on second glance you’ll find some medieval elements that prove its medieval lineage. A moat that you can boat in and a well preserved round tower give it the distinguishing look, and its long history makes for the deciding factor in, yes, this is a castle hotel.
There are only two rooms here—both up a stairway—that are clean, modern (there’s air-conditioning!), decorated in neutral tones, and with a terrific spa bath. Large windows look out over views of the estate. The staff is incredibly friendly, so if there’s anything you need, just let them know.
Breakfast is served in a cozy living room, and you’ll find excellent gourmet meals made from regional ingredients in the castle restaurant.
Surrounded by nature, the grounds and general environment is gorgeous.
Burcht Wedde is also a children’s castle for disadvantaged youth supported by the castle’s foundation.
Small museum on site