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Walburg Castle

Walburg Castle
Belgium
Coordinates51°09′46″N 4°08′46″E / 51.16283973687351°N 4.145993290258218°E / 51.16283973687351; 4.145993290258218
TypeCastle

Walburg Castle (Dutch: Kasteel Walburg) is a 16th-century castle in the East Flemish city of Sint-Niklaas.

The castle dates from the 16th century. In 1553 knight Willem van Waelwijck built his moated castle within walking distance of the market.[1] He named his castle after his wife, Walburgis.[2] The former domain consisted of an orchard, a garden and two country roads. The castle changed hands several times and, among other things, it was turned into a brewery in 1618.[2] In the 19th century it came into the hands of the Van Naemen family and the castle was renovated. The park was also converted into an English garden.[1]

The castle was acquired by the municipality in 1949.[3] The park was opened to the public in 1952. After the death of the mayor Romain De Vidts, the park was renamed Romain De Vidtspark.

In 1975 the castle and the park were registered as protected monuments.[4][3]

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References

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  1. ^ a b Foubert, Bert. "Ontdek de geschiedenis van kasteel Walburg". Het Nieuwsblad.
  2. ^ a b "Kasteeldomein Walburg". Inventaris Vlaanderen. Retrieved 28 November 2021.
  3. ^ a b Devos, Filip (2007). Gids voor Vlaanderen: toeristische en culturele gids voor alle steden en dorpen in Vlaanderen. Lannoo. p. 1080. ISBN 9789020959635. Retrieved 28 November 2021.
  4. ^ "Kasteeldomein Walburg: waterkasteel". Inventaris Vlaanderen. Retrieved 28 November 2021.
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