Castle ‘Diepensteyn’ at Steenhuffel (Belgium)

Castle ‘Diepensteyn’ at Steenhuffel (Belgium)

Mark Billiau.


Premium (World), region Antwerp, Belgium

Castle ‘Diepensteyn’ at Steenhuffel (Belgium)

Castle Diepensteyn has a rich medieval history going back to the 12th century.
It was however abandonned and fell into total disrepair at the end of the 18th century.

In 1993, a beer brewery bought the grounds and decided to restore the remaining ruins.
During 2 years, the restorers made all possible efforts to make a copy as close as possible to the original edifice.

After the restoration, the grounds of the castle are also used as a very famous studfarm with the stables (not visible in the picture) as real luxury homes for the grand collection of draft horses of the brewery.
To illustrate this, a big bronze statue of a Belgian draft horse decorates the castle’s forecourt.

Thanks to the “Palm” brewery, castle Diepensteyn rose again from the dead.

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Comments 36

  • odeveld219 08/09/2011 1:25

    Wow Mark, Een pareltje!! Zowel de foto als het kasteel zijn prachtig!! De contrasten zijn bijzonder mooi!!! Groeten, Odeveld
  • Bernhard Kuhlmann 10/07/2011 9:20

    Absolut perfekt !
    Klsse mit den schönen Blumen im vordergrund.
    Gruß Bernd
  • willy ombret 20/04/2011 9:29

    très belle photo bonne composition
    avec les éléments de ce bel endroit
    willy ombret
  • Angelika El. 16/04/2011 16:28


    Was für eine wundervolle Geschichte mit einem Happy End! Dieses SChloss ist nun ja ein richtiges Schmuckstück! Herrlich, diese unzähligen Daisies - wie ein weißer Teppich!

    LG!
    Angelika

  • TeresaM 15/04/2011 19:50

    Très belle présentation de ce château, Mark.
    Excellente la prise de vue.
    Amitiés,
  • Vera M. Shulga 12/04/2011 20:28

    Excellent view!
    It, is valid, fine that such beautiful castle has received the second life. It is a pity that at us such seldom happens. And architecture monuments collapse also them simply take down.
  • Günter Franz Müller 12/04/2011 14:33

    ein prachtvolles Bild, begeisternd schön fotografiert !
    Gruß
    Günter
  • dirk van Appeldorn 12/04/2011 12:16

    as usual...good indo AND a really nice shot...well done
    rgds
    Dirk
  • Adele Oliver 11/04/2011 22:48

    You are showing us a very beautiful castle here, Mark - and at the right time of year with the carpet of daisies. Just splendid in this light .... and thank you for the interesting information!!!
    greetings, Adele
  • Josef Kainz 11/04/2011 21:26

    Ein klasse Foto
    josef
  • Deryck 11/04/2011 21:04

    A beautiful picture and very interesting documentary Mark. Your info and pictures of the castles is fascinating to me. One day when I'm rich, I will travel to Europe, find all the castles and take pictures of them :-))))))))
    Deryck
  • Ryszard Basta 11/04/2011 20:44

    wunderbares Foto
    super in jedem Hinsicht
  • Andrea Sagawe 11/04/2011 20:30

    What a lovely and romantic building!

    andrea
  • Denis- 11/04/2011 19:52

    Jolie composition et superbe lumière !
    Amicalement
    Denis
  • Silvia Simonato. 11/04/2011 19:22

    Maravillosa toma, con una excelente composición!!
    Hermosa imagen!!!
    Saludos Silvia