The castle was built in 1594 to replace an older castle that was burned down ten years earlier. In 1878 the so called water castle was restored and enlarged to a design by Antwerp architect Joseph Schadde. The castle is built up in brick and sandstone. The special style is enlivened by round and eight-edged turrets, cantilevered wall parts and staircases.
At the moment the castle is not protected monument, it was last used as a study and education center by the Catholic order the 'Brothers of Love'. When the last brother left the castle, it was donated to the town of Kruibeke to make it a accessible place for all people of the neighbourhood. The town of Kruibeke also owns the park surrounding the castle. Every year there is a big international festival, free to the public.
You can find the castle and its park at this address: Burchtstraat 11, Kruibeke.