Basically flat and in many cases under water, Holland is probably not known for having strategic fortresses or castles like its larger neighbours. France have their Chateaux. Germany has its many ‘schlossen’ and castles all along the Rhine.
Stroll in the gardens of a palace that feels or looks errily like Versailles, but is not as the Dutch will remind you. They built the palace after the war with Louis XIV!
Imagine how the baliffs of the day might have run the dungeons in the gut the castles. These are just some of the sights that we thoroughly enjoyed while we lived it up in Holland. If you have similar experiences, do share them with us!
So don’t be surprised that Holland boasts of some of the finest preserved pieces of medieval heritage.