A day at Loevestein is a great adventure for young and old. Start the day with a snack in the Taveerne before exploring the fortress and castle. With two permanent and two temporary exhibitions, there is plenty to experience.

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1001 bombs and grenades

Loevestein Castle is more than a medieval castle. It was the state prison in the Netherlands. And it is also a fortress in the Dutch Waterline. With its earthen walls, double canals, bomb-proof shelter and the street with soldiers’ houses, the fortress still exudes the atmosphere of an eighteenth-century soldier’s village.

With your personal key you activate stories of former residents and you can experience everything.


Reflections on water

A new exhibition with the theme of water will open at Loevestein on 25 March. ‘Thinking of water’ literally and figuratively shows you and lets you experience the current state of the water. What does water mean for Loevestein, for the region and for the Netherlands? New developments and historical events form an exhibition in which you can see, hear, feel and taste the water.

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For the whole family

Play & Explore

No statically furnished rooms, but you can explore the fortress and castle independently. And then learn how to shoot musket or play on the climbing course.

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Historic Highlights

Every Saturday and Sunday there is an entry-level tour, but an exclusive tour with your own company is of course also possible.

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Always something to do

Curious about what is being organised, for example during school holidays?

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Temporary exhibition

400 years Hugo de Groot

Don’t just get into the bookcase, but also into the head of Hugo de Groot. In the former state prison Loevestein, you will discover how the escape has been depicted in endless ways in film, photography and visual art. Crawl into the bookcase yourself for a unique photo. Also visit the former cell, the room where Hugo de Groot was imprisoned. To top it off, you walk through a universe of thoughts.

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Permanent exhibition

Military function

Loevestein had a military function and was never inhabited by noble families. However, innkeepers, soldiers and ordinary citizens lived there. Visit the permanent exhibition ‘Excavated’ which shows the traces of their lives. Sometimes very special, sometimes surprisingly ordinary.

Opgegraven! (dug up) is one of the few archaeological exhibitions in the Netherlands where the exhibition takes place on the site itself.

Permanent exhibition
Beautiful river landscape

Nature around Loevestein

Loevestein is located in the floodplains of the Maas and Waal. A great diversity of (water) plants and animals has arisen in this beautiful Munnikenland. Large grazers have been released, such as herds of Konik horses and the unique Red Geus cattle. Walking, cycling or boating, you can enjoy the area in different ways.

Walking, cycling and strollingEpisode "Early Birds" in MunnikenlandCamperplace

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Eat & Drink

Coffee & something delicious

Start the day with a good cup of coffee or tea with something delicious in our Tavern or Remise. You can also enjoy hot and cold sandwiches with soup during lunch, or have a drink after your visit.

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Museum shop

Something for everyone

In the museum shop you will find books, regional products, postcards, souvenirs and more! The children have also been thought of withchildren’s books, puzzles, toys and of course armor, helmets, shields and costumes!

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Loevestein Bed & Breakfast

A romantic stay

Spending the night at Loevestein is a special experience. You’re very welcome in our luxurious Bed & Breakfast for a first-class weekend away.

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