Loevestein Castle
Loevestein Castle
Loevestein Castle
Loevestein Castle
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Loevestein Castle - Poederoijen

N 51.8164253 / E 5.0213512

Loevestein Castle, located in Rivierenland in the province of Gelderland, is a medieval palace offering a rich history and thrilling stories about knights, prisoners and soldiers. A heritage site not to be missed for all ages. At the beginning of the 17th century Loevestein became an official state prison, where the famous escape of Hugo de Groot took place. In 1621, this Rotterdam scholar and pensionary escaped Loevestein in a spectacular way, where he served a life sentence. De Groot was locked up, however, he had rightful access to literature. Every now and then, a huge chest with books was delivered to the prison. In the beginning, the chest was checked every time, but after a while these checks became more random. This gave his wife, Maria van Reigersbach, the idea to smuggle her husband out of Loevestein inside a chest of books.

Stichting Kastelen Buitenplaatsen Landgoederen
Loevestein Castle
Loevestein Castle
Loevestein Castle
Loevestein Castle

Loevestein Castle
Loevestein 1
5307TG Poederoijen

Contact details
T: 0183-447182
E: Info@slotloevestein.nl

Opening hours
Monday 11:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 17:00
Thursday 11:00 - 17:00
Friday 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday 11:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

Current opening times on the website

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