Have a Blast at Loevestein!

What do you mean… boring guided tours around museums? At Loevestein Castle, you can unravel history yourself… explore, play, look, listen and learn. Tour guides are always available to help you find your way and to recount exciting tales about the castle’s rich history.

1001 Bombs & Grenades teaches pupils about the 17th-century stronghold’s role in the Hollandic Water Line in a fun and inspiring way. The castle’s relationship to the town of Gorinchem is also put in the spotlight.

Periods Covered

  • William of Orange
  • The Republic
  • Hugo Grotius
  • Napoléon Bonaparte
  • World War I
  • Teaching Codes: suitable as part of learning objectives 48, 51, 52, 53 and 56



Mondays are Class Trip Days

School classes are welcome any time at Loevestein Castle, but especially on Mondays. On Mondays, we offer a special admission price of €7.50 for a minimum of twenty-five pupils plus one free accompanying adult for every five pupils.

Come and unravel history with your own RFID key (Classes 6–8), a guided tour (Classes 1–5) or a combination of both for €11.50.

Classes may use the picnic tables next to the ammunition bunker or behind the large weeping willow. You may consume your own food and drinks at these locations. Alternative solutions are available in the event of rain.

Lower Primary School Classes

We offer specially adapted guided tours around the castle for the little ones. You can also download one of our free colouring pictures by way of preparation or to round off the trip:

Tip: Combine a guided tour with a visit to the Kids’ Castle indoor play paradise or a treasure hunt through the nature reserve around Loevestein Castle.

Secondary Schools

So you thought history was boring? Then you’ve definitely never been to Loevestein! This historic site has witnessed medieval sieges, battles between buccaneers and the Spanish, political imprisonments and spectacular escapes.

Discover who was imprisoned here and why!

Tip 1: Visits are very affordable using your CJP Cultuurkaart.

Tip 2: You’re permitted to take photos or film for personal use as long as this doesn’t cause any nuisance for other visitors. Our guides are always on hand to answer any questions you may have.