Castles

Belgium hosts the highest density of castles in the whole world.

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The Gravenkasteel in Humbeek

With approximately 3000 castles, farm-castles, citadels, manors or palaces, there is plenty of beautiful architecture to admire.

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In the densily populated lowland areas of Western Europe, castles – and especially castle parks – are a blessing for biodiversity. It is there that some of the rarest but most precious habitat types are still flourishing.

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This kind of Belgium nature is a much smaller-scale beauty than the endless uninterrupted Swedish mountains, but I promise you the Belgian castles stand their ground in any global beauty contest.

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