A Day Out at Loevestein

Loevestein Castle’s rich history spans some 650 years. Roughly speaking, you can split its history into three main periods that we refer to as The Middle Ages, The State Prison and The Hollandic Water Line periods.

The most prominent period in the castle’s history is undoubtedly the State Prison period, thanks to one of its famous inmates, Hugo Grotius (Dutch: Hugo de Groot).

Our museum also houses a specialized collection of approx. 6000 items.