This 16C castle, surrounded by water and trees, is still inhabited and replaced a Medieval fortress destroyed during the Wars of Religion. Its crow-stepped gables and onion-domed towers are characteristic of the Hispano-Flemish style. The interior, refurbished in the 19C, boasts fine apartments. The 16C portraits include Philippe de Montmorency, Count of Hornes, who was beheaded in Brussels in 1568.
Address:Ooidonkdreef 11, 9800 Deinze
Phone:+32 9 282 35 70
Price:9 € (-11 years old 3 €) €
guided tours (1hr): early Apr-mid Sep Sun and Bank Hols 2pm‑5.30pm - gardens: daily except Mon and Tue morning 9.30am-6pm (winter 10am-5pm)