Kinkelenburg Castle

Kinkelenburg Castle, locally known as Kasteel Kinkelenburg, lies in the town of Bemmel, in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands.

I was not able to find much history about Kinkelenburg Castle. Presumably this small, moated castle was built around 1300 AD. However, it was first mentioned in 1403 when it was presented to the Counts of Gelre by the family of Johan van Aem or Ambe. These counts used the castle as a hunting lodge, so it probably never served as a real castle.

In the 18th century the eastside of the castle was rebuilt and turned into a residential wing. So nowadays only the westside of the building has a medieval appearance.

In 1944 the castle suffered considerable damage due to wartime activity. After the war it was restored in 18th century style and it is now used as a town hall.


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Kinkelenburg Castle

Kinkelenburg Castle, locally known as Kasteel Kinkelenburg, lies in the town of Bemmel, in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands.

I was not able to find much history about Kinkelenburg Castle. Presumably this small, moated castle was built around 1300 AD. However, it was first mentioned in 1403 when it was presented to the Counts of Gelre by the family of Johan van Aem or Ambe. These counts used the castle as a hunting lodge, so it probably never served as a real castle.

In the 18th century the eastside of the castle was rebuilt and turned into a residential wing. So nowadays only the westside of the building has a medieval appearance.

In 1944 the castle suffered considerable damage due to wartime activity. After the war it was restored in 18th century style and it is now used as a town hall.


Gallery

View the embedded image gallery online at:
http://www.castles.nl/kinkelenburg-castle#sigFreeId5b11619006