Alden Biesen Castle

Alden Biesen Castle
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Castle Facts:

Location: Rijkhoven, Belgium.
Built: 16th century.
Condition: In good condition.
Ownership / Access: Used today as a cultural centre and conference centre.
Notes: Alden Biesen Castle is a 16th-century castle in Belgium, located in the small village of Rijkhoven in the municipality of Bilzen in the province of Limburg.The knights of the Teutonic Order originally founded the Landcommanderij Alden Biesen ("commandery of Alden Biesen") in the 11th century, but the current buildings were constructed between the 16th and 18th centuries.[1] It was the headquarters of a bailiwick or province of the Teutonic Order in the region of the Maas and Rhine. On 8 March 1971 the building burnt down and was acquired by the government and restored.

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