Take the train to a castle or palace

Be an emperor, king or knight for a day

Have you been to the Muiderslot? Have you seen Loevestein Castle? Then visit a castle or palace across the border. A number of castles can be easily reached by train. We have listed our favourites for you!
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1. Gravensteen - Ghent

The Gravensteen in Ghent is a medieval castle in the centre of the city. It has an almost intact defence system and is an absolute must-see. In the 19th century, the Gravensteen fell into disrepair and was almost demolished. Fortunately, it has been preserved and you can visit this special place during a city break in Ghent.
Address: Sint-Veerleplein

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2. Versailles - Paris

The Palace of Versailles is not located in Paris, but in the French city of Versailles. It is about twenty kilometres from Paris and can easily be reached by train and metro from Paris. The palace that Louis XIV started building in 1664 is as lavish as it is big. The castle’s gardens are also world-renowned. The magnificent palace is therefore a perfect destination for a day trip.
Address: Place d'armes, Versailles

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3. Carcassone - France

Maybe you know this city from the board game by the same name? Actually, the whole walled city is one big castle. The city almost looks the same as it did in the Middle Ages. Especially children will find it exciting to walk over the drawbridge, the walls and battlements. In the shops, you can buy them a helmet and armour. Carcassonne is located in the south of France and can be reached by train via Paris and Narbonne.

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4. Royal Palace - Brussels

The Royal Palace in Brussels is the main workplace of the Belgian King. Every summer, the Palace opens its doors to the public. Between 23 July and 29 August, the palace can be visited free of charge (closed on Mondays). Wander through beautiful halls, learn about the history of the building and get a regal feeling when visiting the Royal Palace of Brussels.
Address: Paleizenplein

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5. Residenz Palace - Munich

The Residenz Palace in Munich was the official residence of the Bavarian monarchs from 1315 to 1918. The palace has been expanded by each new occupant, resulting in different architectural styles. This complex is the largest palace in Germany within city walls. It includes 10 courtyards and 130 rooms are open for visits.
Address: Max-Joseph-Platz 3

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