This is an English-style castle that was built between 1872 and 1876 for a shipbuilder (and his posterity).
To celebrate that the castle survived the First World War without damage, a chapel was added in 1921.
However, in the Second World War it went wrong: the tower of the castle and associated roofs burned out.
After the war the castle was restored, but much less special and beautiful as before:
the balconies on the tower disappeared, the tower was much smaller, the dormer windows were changed and the mimicry in the roof ridges disappeared.
In 1992 a great-grandchild announced plans for restoring the castle like it was before the fire in 1944. This project had to be completed in 1995, but unfortunately it became clear that it was much more expensive than first expected, and so the bank closed the money supply.
The project stopped and the ‘unfinished’ castle had to be sold, for 1.2 million euro to a dutch company.
In 1999 fire broke out in 8 different places in and a large part of the castle was destroyed. From that moment on the castle got empty and abandoned.
In 2009 the castle was given for sale in the hands of a real estate agent, but this plans never succeeded. Since then nature started to absorb the buildings, and decay entered hard.
It is said that satanists and dark spirits gathered there.
In 2016, the castle was burned again, and so bad that in some places in the castle only the facades are standing.
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