The castle and gardens of Count Moretus

The Moretus and Ravenhof castle formerly belonged to Count Moretus, the famous Antwerp printer family. Today the domain is owned by a  Forestry Commission. It's a perfect place to get in contact with the beautiful nature of the area.


It's a cross-border nature reserve because you can hike and biked along both the Belgian and the Dutch side of the reserve. There are marked trails so you won't get lost. On your way you can stroll along beautiful beech and oak trees which were planted in the 18th century. Here the paths are still quiet, especially on weekdays.

After you hike or bike adventure you can visit the Carriage House of the castle for a drink or meal . On sunny days the terrace is very quiet, far enough away from all the traffic. In the distance you can see and discover the original Thee House of the castle.


The castle itself is now used as a meeting please for workshop organisations and not always open to the public. The garden however is available for a romantic walk.



You can find the Ravenhof Castle and parks on this address: Oud Broek 4, Stabroek.

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