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North Holland
Paesi Bassi
Países Bajos
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Holanda Septentrional
Kasteel Radboud
Kasteel Medemblik
the Netherlands
Radboud Castle

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Nederland - Medemblik, Kasteel Radboud

Nederland - Medemblik, Kasteel Radboud
Kasteel Radboud (Radboud Castle) - also knwon as Kasteel Medemblik - is located between the harbour of Medemblik and the IJsselmeer. At the end of the 13th century, Count Floris V of Holland ordered the construction of a series of castles to control the Westfrisian population. Radboud Castle is the only one remaining of those castles. When exactly it was built is unknown, but the castle was completed before the so called St. Lucia's Flood in December 1287.

From old pictures and archeological research it is known that Radboud Castle must have been a strong castle. Nowadays only two residential wings, two square and one round tower are still standing.

In the 14th and 15th century the counts of Holland installed guardians at the castle. Radboud Castle has never been connected to nobility but has been primarily used as a prison. The people of Medemblik used it also as a refuge. The defensive function of the castle was reduced with the building of walls around the city of Medemblik at the end of the 16th century and due to both dismantling and lack of maintenance there was attrition of the castle buildings.

From 1848 the demolition of the castle buildings started. In 1889 the remains of the castle were transferred to the state and a thorough restoration followed. From 1897 till 1934 the castle was used as a courthouse. From 1964 to 1965 further restorations were done with a more historical and architectural correctness and some of the previous renovations were removed

The name Radboud has been derived from the popular assumption that the castle was built on the place where in the 8th century a castle from the Frisian king Radboud had been standing.
Nowadays Kasteel Radboud houses a museum, while on the ground flore there is a café/restaurant.

Barman58, ROL/Photo, Tigerulze, Gudrun and 108 other people have particularly liked this photo

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 J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot club
Wonderful pictures of this very ancient fortress.
It seems very well preserved and your pictures of it are excellent.
As usual, thank you for your comprehensive note.
2 years ago.
 Erika Akire
Erika Akire club
...very impresssive...HFF, Jaap...
2 years ago.
Schussentäler club
ein wunderschönes Wasserschloss
2 years ago.
 by the way
by the way
Sehr schöne Aufnahme!
2 years ago.
 Beatrice Degan(MARS)
Beatrice Degan(MARS) club
Splendid series of images Jaap with such interesting historical notes !
HFF and have a lovely weekend !
2 years ago.
 Richard Nuttall
Richard Nuttall
Brilliant shot of a most interesting subject
2 years ago.
Jolie balade ( découverte )pour ce vendredi matin
Bonne fin de semaine Jaap
2 years ago.
Annemarie club
wonderful photo Jaap. HFF
Happy weekend:)
2 years ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
Three beautiful shots Jaap. A superb blue sky!!!
HFF and good weekend.
2 years ago.
 Pat Del
Pat Del club
Magnifique ce site ! Bon week-end, Jaap !
2 years ago.
 Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨* club
un lieu magnifique avec ce château*******************
bonne fin de semaine Jaap !
2 years ago.
An amazing building to have survived so long and to look so beautiful. Thank you for the history.
2 years ago.
 Madeleine Defawes
Madeleine Defawes club
Very beautiful image in the blue sky !
Have a nice weekend
2 years ago.
 Hansruedi Voegele
Hansruedi Voegele club
Sehr schöne Aufnahmen jaap.
2 years ago.
 Max Wenger
Max Wenger club
Sehr schöner Ort welcher Ruhe und Frieden ausstrahlt. Schönes Wochenende
2 years ago.
Annaig56 club
bien jolie quiétude
2 years ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Tolles Photo, Jaap !
2 years ago.
 Walter 7.8.1956
Walter 7.8.1956 club
Ein Traumhaftes Wasserschloss HFF, und viele Grüsse
2 years ago.
Nouchetdu38 club
Nice trip into the past time!!!!!!!
2 years ago.
 Hélène Lombard
Hélène Lombard club
Belle prise de vue sur ce superbe endroit !!
2 years ago.
 Jean-louis Thiaudiere
Jean-louis Thiaudier… club
2 years ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
mooi gedaan!
2 years ago.
grobi358 club
HFF Jaap, its an impressive castle ! Have a nice weekend !
2 years ago.
Angelofruhr club
HFF und ein schönes Wochenende, Jaap!
2 years ago.
 Nico Andries
Nico Andries
2 years ago.
 Hubs 56
Hubs 56 club
beautiful moated castle - good light and colors, Hubs
2 years ago.
 Percy Schramm
Percy Schramm club
Wonderful view to this beautiful castle. Thank you again for the interesting informations. HFF, wish you a nice weekend, Jaap !
2 years ago.
Excellent cadrage
2 years ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
beautiful building, excellently taken !
2 years ago.
 Peter Castell
Peter Castell club
Lovely images of a wonderful building, HFF Jaap I hope your weekend is a nice one
2 years ago.
neira-Dan club
Superbe château; Très bon WE
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Simply superb images Jaap,
Wish you a HFF with a great weekend
2 years ago.
J.Garcia club
Splendid presentation of this wonderful castel
Colours and light are superb
Many thanks for your note, Jaap
2 years ago.
Lucette club
Belle prise Jaap ; bon weekend !
2 years ago.
Christa1004 club
What a great site it must be to visit. Thanks also for the explanation, very interesting. HFF Jaap.
2 years ago.
Reyk club
Dieses wunderschöne alte Bauwerk ist sicher immer einen Besuch wert.
2 years ago.
Excellent cadrage...
Un bon début de week-end à vous!
2 years ago.
 Doug Shepherd
Doug Shepherd club
Beautifully presented images of this interesting castle Jaap. Thanks for the interesting notes.

Have a great weekend
2 years ago.
tiabunna club
Great images and information, Jaap. HFF and best wishes for the weekend.
2 years ago.
 Simon Downham
Simon Downham
A well composed shot and documentary, Jaap. Enjoy your weekend!
2 years ago.
 Roger Dodger
Roger Dodger club
Interesting history Jaap and another fine series of images too.
2 years ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
HFF et excellente fin de semaine.
2 years ago.
 Cämmerer zu Nau
Cämmerer zu Nau club
Was für ein altehrwürdiges Gemäuer. Ich liebe solche Wasserschlösser. HFF. lieber Jaap.
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Excellent capture Jaap have a wonderful weekend
2 years ago.
RHH club
What a beautiful castle. May come to Netherlands next year.
2 years ago.
RHH club
Have a great day.
2 years ago.
Dinesh club
An excellent image.

By the way lot of space for heating and cooling, if that is done these days!
2 years ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Difficult to believe that a building that old has survived in relatively good condition. It's still a very impressive-looking piece of architecture! It certainly would have made a good prison!

You've captured it beautifully, in great colour and detail Jaap. I also like the images in the PiPs and the interesting narrative!

HFF my friend. Have a lovely weekend.
2 years ago.
cammino club
Beautiful castle and shot!
2 years ago.
 Susanne Hoy
Susanne Hoy club
HFF, Jaap! That's a great view of the beautiful castle. I know this castle, I saw it when we visited Holland in 2013.
2 years ago.
 Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley club
A superb HFF capture Jaap.
Have a great weekend.
2 years ago.
trester88 club
Ein beeindruckendes Wasserschloss, schön präsentiert!
HFF, Jaap! Ein schönes Wochenende!
2 years ago.
 Claudia G
Claudia G club
Superbe château ! HFF.
2 years ago.
Kawasirius club
Magnifiques captures de ce superbe château à l'histoire très intéressante ! Bon week-end Jaap !
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
 Dimas Sequeira
Dimas Sequeira club
Splendid light and castle, beautiful reflections on the moat! Belated HFF and a great weekend, Jaap!
2 years ago.
 Treasa Ui Cionaodha
Treasa Ui Cionaodha club
Beautiful image here. Great PIPs also. Well done Jaap Regards Tess
2 years ago.
 Treasa Ui Cionaodha
Treasa Ui Cionaodha club
Back to say Congratulations on Explore Well deserved for this image.
2 years ago.
Peter_Private_Box club
Hi Jaap

Beautiful building, and nice reflection of the white fence in the moat!

Best Wishes, (Slightly late) HFF, and a good weekend
2 years ago.
gezginruh club
Very beautiful composition,Jaap!
Belated HFF and have a nice weekend!

Best wishes
2 years ago.
 David G Johnson
David G Johnson club
Excellent photo and information.. Jaap'..... the restoration work explains why the castle does not appear older and crumbling .. as many do.
Cheers and best wishes to you.... >
David J'.. UK.
2 years ago.
 Joe, Son of the Rock
Joe, Son of the Rock club
Lovely composition with great reflections. HFF and a great weekend to you, Jaap. Cheers, Joe
2 years ago.
 Julien Rappaport
Julien Rappaport club
C'est très beau , Jaap .
2 years ago.
sea-herdorf club
Ein wunderschönes Wasserschloß, Jaap.

Freundliche Grüße und ein schönes Wochenende
2 years ago.
Ruesterstaude club
Schön, Jaap: Ein mir noch unbekannter Ort. Ich kenne nur Enkhuizen und Hoorn.
2 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club
has replied to Ruesterstaude club
War auch unser erster Besuch, kann Medemblik empfehlen.
2 years ago.
Amazing scenery with the wonderful castle inserted in a spectacular environmental context. It is a shame that most part of the original castle has been destroyed. I like this pic.
CIAO, Gastone
2 years ago.
 Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨* club
merci Jaap ! bon dimanche ! Amitiés♫
2 years ago.
 Treasa Ui Cionaodha
Treasa Ui Cionaodha club
Wonderful capture of this Castle and very scenic environment. Great Pips also. Well done Jaap Regards Tess.
2 years ago.
 Treasa Ui Cionaodha
Treasa Ui Cionaodha club
Returning to say Congratulations on Explore Well deserved for this image.
2 years ago.
 Horizon 36
Horizon 36 club
Wonderful place , excellent capture Jaap
2 years ago.
 Janet Brien
Janet Brien club
Wonderful Jaap! Love the architecture!

I'm coming by to say HI!!! I don't have time for my usual commentary but wanted to let you know I was thinking about you and stopped by! :D
2 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club
has replied to Janet Brien club
Thank you so much and enjoy your trip.
2 years ago.
 Soeradjoen (limited time)
Soeradjoen (limited… club
Mooi kasteel Jaap.
Prettige zondag
2 years ago.
 Josiane Dirickx
Josiane Dirickx club
Très beau !
2 years ago.
Calma total....preciosa imagen !
2 years ago.
 Simone Maurel
Simone Maurel club
souvenirs anciens et belle explication,merci
2 years ago.
sasithorn_s club
Splendid castle with great history, beautifully composed and taken!
Have a wonderful new week, Jaap!
2 years ago.
 Guy Bacca (guybac)
Guy Bacca (guybac) club
Un cadrage magistral et une belle lumière pour mettre en valeur le château ... J'aime aussi la composition d'image du PIP2
2 years ago.
Ecobird club
How beautiful this is Jaap. It is hard to imagine it being used as a prison. Great PiPs and I enjoyed reading the history of this castle.
2 years ago.
 Misou 49
Misou 49 club
Magnifique château !
2 years ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Beautiful shot ;-)
2 years ago.
 Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma club
een prachtig kasteel
2 years ago.
 Eric Desjours
Eric Desjours club
The restoration of the remains of this castle is admirable: it produces a superb effect of authenticity.
Beautiful angles of view and beautiful compositions. The watercourse that surrounds it makes the site very attractive.
2 years ago.
 Gerard Maas
Gerard Maas
Mooie foto en goede info!
2 years ago.
 Roger Bennion
Roger Bennion club
Such a beautiful photographic subject. Great colours and perfectly exposed. Captured to perfection, Jaap.
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
 Leo W
Leo W club
well presented castle
2 years ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Très belle photo. Nicole.
2 years ago.
 Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Fantastic place and photograph, Jaap !
2 years ago.
Beau château !
2 years ago.
sunlight club
Schön aufgenommen !
2 years ago.
ROL/Photo club
Un beau petit château bourgeois
2 years ago.

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