Huys ter Horst Castle - Horst
The history of Huys ter Horst goes back to about 1300. What started as a military refuge has developed over the centuries into a majestic castle for the noble families who resided here. From the 18th to the 19th century, the castle has been continuously expanded. The occupant who had the magnificent castle completed, despite many debts, was Catharina Cecilia van Bocholtz; widow of Willem Vincent baron van Wittenhorst and marquis Adriaan Arnold van Hoensbroek. The last descendant of nobility, Charlotte von Fürstenberg, sold the castle, which was already dilapidated at the beginning of the 19th century, brick by brick. Part of the remaining ruin burned down in 1920 as a result of a lightning strike. The remains of the once mighty Castle Huys ter Horst have, after a number of wanderings, fallen into the hands of the municipality of Horst. Nowadays you can get a guided tour or take a walk on the outside terrain by appointment. It is also a special location for weddings and other events.