6433 PB, Hoensbroek (municipality of Heerlen)
Adults € 5.50; seniors 60+ € 5.00; kids <4>
The Tour: To really see this castle, you need at least two hours. The self-guided tour is perfect because you can literally wander around the castle all day. I enjoyed going up into the top of the turret and looking down out the tiny little windows. My children, amused by the toilets, giggled every time we passed one. The dungeon is great and as are the courtyard areas. It’s a nice place and worth a visit.
Events: Check the website. This is a busy castle that hosts events all year-round from concerts to food events and cultural fairs. The cost of events is only 1 Euro more per person on top of the regular admission price. This castle also does parties of all kinds including children’s birthday parties where the young guests dress up in traditional gowns and play.
Facilities: Bathrooms are available, free, and clean. The restaurant isn’t fancy, but it’s convenient for a quick snack.