Castle Loevestein needs new castle watchers



Slot Loevestein is looking for new castle watchers (or just one, but two works better I presume), as the couple currently acting as such, as well as running the bed & breakfast on the grounds, is retiring.

This 14th century castle used to be a prison, and one of its most famous inmates was lawyer, poet and politician Hugo de Groot (Hugo Grotius) often protrayed as the ‘father of modern international law’. In 1621 Hugo de Groot pulled off a very cool escape in a book chest, an idea he got from his wife, Maria van Reigersberg who was living in the castle, albeit probably not locked up.

(Link:, Photo of Castle Loevestein by StimpsonJCat, some rights reserved)

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  1. […] in 2010 Slot Loevestein (‘slot’ means ‘castle’ in Dutch) was looking for new castle watchers, […]

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