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Slot Loevestein 4-5-08

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Comments (4)

starMAN on December 13, 2009

Looks like a fairy tale castle :-)

Greetings from Brazil. MAN

Bas van Oorschot on December 14, 2009

A knight, Dirc Loef van Horne started building the castle between 1358 en 1375 on a strategic place were the rivers Waal and Maas joined. It was a good place to impose toll on the travelers. Although it changed over the years its medieval character remains. In the 17th century it was used as a state prison. One of the better known prisoners was Hugo de Groot (Hugo Grotius) a jurist and writer. He was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1619 (he had the “wrong” political views) but escaped in a book chest in 1621.

ktrumbo on July 3, 2013

Love the shot --and the history

Thanks Bas

Bas van Oorschot on July 4, 2013

Thank you.

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