Typical home in the town of Voerandaal.
My hosts took me to visit the Hoensbroek Castle in the region of Limburg (Nederlands). This castle was owned by the lords of Hoensbroek from the 14th to the 20th century. The castle includes everything one would expect from a castle; a Moet, towers, a dungeon, weapons etc.
IN 1355 Jan the 3rd of Brabant died, his daughter, Johanna duchess of Brabant and her husband Wenceslaus of Luxeburg inherited the property. This area was an important trade route that ran from Ghent through Maastricht to Frandfurt am Main.
The castle was passed down for 6 centuries. The last lord to reside in the castle was Lothar Frans. He died at Hoensbroek Castle in 1796.
"Lotharius' death meant the end for Hoensbroek Castle as residence of the family of counts. Since then , the Hoensbroed family only occasionally stayed at the entailed castle. To this day, descendants of the lords of Hoensbroek live in Germany.
On September 23, 1927 the castle was sold to a society that promised to maintain the castle and it's history. This they have done.
Weapons of the Castle