Bornem Castle, also known as the Marnix de Sainte-Aldegonde Castle (Dutch: Kasteel van Bornem, or Kasteel Marnix de Sainte-Aldegonde), is a country house, formerly a castle, located in Bornem, province of Antwerp, Belgium. Bornem Castle is situated at an elevation of 1 meters.
The building stands on the Oude Schelde, a tributary of the Scheldt. The earliest fortification on the site was of the 10th or 11th centuries and was intended to defend against the incursions of the Vikings. A manor house was built on the foundations of the older building in 1587 by the Spanish nobleman Pedro Coloma, Baron of Bornhem and lord of Bobadilla, a follower of Alexander Farnese. The property was afterwards leased by the family de Marnix de Sainte-Aldegonde, who became the outright owners in 1773.
Simon Verhoeven | Sep 21, 2017
Well preserved castle in a beautiful domain. Do keep in mind that without a scheduled tour the castle's only open to the public on the 15th of August and the last 2 Sundays of August/first 2 Sundays of September.
Francis Braekeleire | Jan 25, 2017
Castle is private property. If you don't respect that, you can run into issues. Plan your visit on the website, it's not expensive. Stunning and unique castle with surrounding land.
Mateus Signorini | May 23, 2016
It is a private property. The streets around are also private etc. Me and my wife left the car in the town and went there by foot, cause there were signs, in flemish, apparently, forbidden cars. It was like 2km walking. The gates were all open, the signs were in flemish. About 70 meters near the castle, the owner appeared and rudely expulsed us. Bad option trying to visit this cattle.
U L | Oct 19, 2017
Very very unfriendly, human hunter
Pieter De Leenheer | Mar 21, 2016
Went all the way there. Impossible to see the castle with all the trees. The gate signs are threatening.
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