Hernen castle

An impressive castle that revives the year 1544!

A castle that sparks your imagination, where you step back in time instantly! A “talking” lantern will be your guide when you tour the castle; it will tell you its story from the objective of the lord of the castle. If you’d live in the 16th century, what would you have to do to adapt this castle to the demands of that time?

Hernen is an example of a slowly evolving castle. Over time, the need for defence gave way to the desire to live more comfortably.

The rooms aren’t furnished, so emphasis is concentrated on the architecture. You can touch the 500-year-old roof construction: a unique experience! English tours can be given upon request.

Discover nature around the castle

Walking tour around Hernen Castle (pdf)

Admission charges

(per person)

  • € 10,00
  • children age 4-18 € 5,00

Opening times

April - October 
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 1 PM to 5 PM

Booking in advance is required

Book your tickets

Holiday openings and closings:

Open: Easter, Ascension and Whitsun

Closed: April 12th, Good Friday, Kings Day (April 27th), Liberation Day (May 5th), Christmas Day and Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day


Dorpsstraat 40
6616 AH Hernen

How to get there

Hernen Castle is easily accessible by car via the A50, junction Bankhoef, then follow A326 Wijchen/ Nijmegen. Please check your public transport options on www.9292.nl

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