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WESTHOVE

This castle goes back to the beginning of the 13th century. The castle was the property of the abbey of Middelburg and was used as a summerhouse by the abbots. In 1572 the castle was occupied by the Spaniards during the 80 year war. The Geuzen attacked the castle and destroyed it. It was later rebuilt. In the beginning of the 20th century the castle was used as a nursing home and during the second world war it was damaged again. Restorations of the outside started in 1948 and the interior was thoroughly restored in 1977. The castle as we see it now dates mostly back to the 17th and 18th century. Little remains of the original medieval castle. The castle is now a youth hostel and is situated in a nature reserve and it is only a short walk away from the beach. Close to the castle you will also find the Zeeuws Biologic Museum.
The castle is situated between the villages Domburg and Oostkapelle.

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