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Laarne Castle, Laarne

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Laarne Castle (French: Château de Laerne, Dutch: Kasteel van Laarne) is a Belgian moated castle in Laarne, located in the Province of East-Flanders, near its capital city of Ghent. Laarne Castle is situated at an elevation of 3 meters.

Established in the 11th or 12th century to guard the approaches to Ghent from the sea, it was comprehensively renovated in the 17th century.

Since 1953 the castle belongs to the Koninklijke Vereniging der Historische Woonsteden en Hoven van België ("The Royal Association of Historic Residences and Gardens of Belgium"), to whom it was given by the last private owner, the Comte de Ribaucourt (Count of Ribaucourt). It is a protected national monument and is used as a museum.
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  • Laarne castle is essentially a thirteenth century stronghold to which living quarters were added in the fifteenth and seventeenth century. My girlfriend and I participated in a ninety minute guided.....  more
    Laarne castle is essentially a thirteenth century stronghold to which living quarters were added in the fifteenth and seventeenth century. My girlfriend and I participated in a ninety minute guided.....  more »
  • Ancient historical castle build to protect Gent. Witches still spook around as they were burned in and around the castle. Unfortunately the castle itself is hardly open. There is a large silver... 
    Ancient historical castle build to protect Gent. Witches still spook around as they were burned in and around the castle. Unfortunately the castle itself is hardly open. There is a large silver...  more »
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  • While not a very big castle, it's very nicely restored and decorated. The historical setting of witch-hunt is very nicely enacted in the take along video guide. Fun challenges for children of all ages. Material is available in English, French and Dutch (don't remember if it was also available in German). Prices are higher than what you would expect in Belgian museums.
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