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Westhove Castle is a castle on Walcheren, outside Oostkapelle in the province of Zeeland in The Netherlands

The castle was mentioned in a charter of 1277 by Count Floris V as being the property of the abbey in Middelburg, but it is not clear how old the castle was then. On April 14, 1401 it was well dedicated to Willem van Beijeren, Count of Oostervant, after which he received it back as immortal legacy. Every time a new abbot came, the name was changed. The abbot was a powerful man in Zeeland, he was also chairman of the States of Zeeland and Walcheren, and the States gathered in the abbey. In 1413 Westhove was leased for 25 years to Philips van Borssele, lord of Cortgene.

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