Photos courtesy of Kasteel Huis Bergh
Flat tower: 198–235 euros
Round tower: 235–275 euros
Rates include breakfast
Open: all year
’s -Heerenberg is right on the Dutch-German border, about 5 km north of the German town of Emmerich. From the A12 Arnhem-Oberhausen highway, take Exit 30 in the direction of ’s-Heerenberg.
On site: tour the museum part of the castle
Nearby: bicycling; hiking; golf; Arnhem; World War II sites; Zeddam (which has the only remaining working medieval tower mill in the Netherlands).
Yes, including the ceremony. Inquire hotel for details.
Huis Bergh is one of the finest castles in the Netherlands. It operates primarily as a museum with a grand art collection. Stunning woodlands and gardens are open to the public, as well. Some of the oak trees you see are over 200 years old.
Fantastically, there are two suites located in the “flat” tower and the round tower on outer bailey that offer accommodations! Both suites take up two floors. Bedrooms are spacious and tastefully decorated, with a spiral staircase leading up to the living area, where you’ll find a comfy sofa and arm chairs. There’s also a kitchenette and dining area. Walls are massive, with alcoves cut into them. Each tower boasts a sun patio where you have views of the castle, woodlands, and garden. Bathrooms are fully modernized.
Each suite accommodates two people only. No extra beds can be brought in. If stairs give you a challenge, these rooms may not be suitable.
To give that extra medieval touch (if you’re in the round tower), a small drawbridge goes up beside your tower at night and comes back down in the morning.
Breakfast can be brought to your tower, and for lunch or high tea, the Grand Café Heeren Dubbel offers an international kitchen. There are dining options in the nearby village.
Kasteel Huis Bergh is a gorgeous, romantic place that any castle lover will fall for.
Concerts and lectures