Monday, June 13, 2011

Knight Festival at Castle of Hoensbroek

We spent the day at the Castle of Hoensbroek in South Limburg, which is one of the largest and most beautiful castles in the Netherlands. The oldest section of the castle structure dates from 1250.

This weekend they had a knight festival at the Castle, which was fun to visit! Thousands of people and kids wandered around the huge grounds of the castle. All sorts of activities, games and role plays were on show for us to see, learn and participate.

Some knight armor you can try on to see how heavy it is.

A pharmacy with the herbs for all kinds of ailments.

A joisting game.

Some guys who take care of the criminals in the olden days....

Handmade silver jewelry and other small items.

A knight got injured by a fight with a tourist...

The castle grounds.

Opa with the girls at the entrance of the castle.

Inside the castle, the kitchen.

And the living room.

A day in medieval times, fun, entertaining and educative... what else more can we wish for?? LOL
We had a fun day!
Mireille xx

1 comment:

Maci Miller said...

What a cool castle and event! Looks like you guys are having an amazing vacation! :-)


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