Hernen Castle


An impressive medieval castle located between the rivers Maas and Waal.

A castle that sparks the imagination, and where you instantly take a step back in time! You will be guided round the castle by a “speaking” lantern, which recreates its history from the lord of the manor’s perspective.

If you had lived in the 16th century, what would you have done to adapt the castle to the demands of that time? Hernen has gradually evolved. Over time, the need for defence gave way to the desire to live more comfortably.

To emphasise the architecture, the rooms are unfurnished. No other castle in the Netherlands has a covered wall-walk like Hernen’s, and the reason for the disappearance of the great tower-house in the 19th century remains a talking point.
English tours can be arranged by appointment.

For those who would like to combine a visit to the castle with a walk, we recommend the walking tour below.

Opening hours

April to October (inc.)
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 1pm to 5pm (last admission 4pm)

November to March (inc.)
Sundays only, 12pm to 4pm (last admission 3pm)

Additional opening during spring half-term, Summer Holidays, autumn half-term, and Christmas holidays.

Public holidays
Opened: Easter, Ascension Day, Liberation Day (5 May), and Whitsun
Closed: Kings Day (27 April), Christmas, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day.

Admission Prices (per person)

Adults (18+ years): €13,50
Children (4-18 years): €5

Pre-booking is recommended to avoid disappointment


Dorpsstraat 40, 6616 AH Hernen

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

Further information:
+31 487 – 53 19 76

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