Since I’m still not mobile, here are some more posts from the thousands of photos I took last year but didn’t manage to squeeze into last year’s blog posts.
I make notes at the time of taking my photos and add research later and based on this, I hope you will join me in another one our Dutch countryside adventures.
Last year Family Kiwidutch have resolved to build in more visits to places and attractions around the Netherlands, because it was clear that otherwise our children would eventually have greater experiences of many other countries than the one they actually lived in.
We determined to build in family days and weekends into the year where we would be “tourists in our own land” and one of the ideas that quickly occupied popularly near the top of the wish list, were visits to some (semi)local Castles.
This is how we found ourselves outside the entrance of Kastel (Castle) Ammersoyen. We arrived early and have already explored the Gate House and Coach House, as well as the grounds around the moat in my previous day’s posts.
Constructed by the Van Herlaer family around 1350 Ammersoyen Castle sits on a branch of the Maas River.
It’s rectangular layout of four wings, a central courtyard and massive round towers in each of the corners is similar in formation to Castles Radboud, Muiden and Helmond found elsewhere in The Netherlands since this layout was thought at the time to be the idea form for a defensive structure.