The Essential
Vorden is a small town in the old county of Zutphen (Achterhoek), a region of woods and pastures. It is located in the "region of the eight castles" nestled in the surrounding woods: Vorden, Hackfort, Kiefskamp, Wildenborch, Bramel, Onstein, Medler and Wiersse. The region is home to a dozen or so of these small brick manor houses, which bear witness to the popularity of these forested regions teeming with game with powerful lords of the past.