De Kelder Castle - Doetinchem
De Kelder Castle is probably named after ‘keld’, the Anglo-Saxon word for ‘spring’ or ‘well’, but during its history it was also referred to as ‘havezathe Hagen’ which is related to the word ‘grove’. The castle first appears in the registers in the 17th century but it’s clearly much older than that. The current castle is only half of what it once was because a major fire destroyed an entire wing in the 17th century. There is another medieval cellar under the current main floor. The property can now be rented for weddings and other events. The castle is not open to visitors but it’s in a beautiful location for cycling. The estate is located in the Kruisbergse woods, a hilly area with large variations between wet and dry areas and between limestone and soft soil.