Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Weekend Wanderings: A Day in the Middle Ages

We chose a brisk, cloudy Saturday to venture out for a quick time warp. 
Our day of history was actually my Dutchman's idea and it led us all the way to the province of Noord-Brabant. After 3 trains and a ferry, we finally found ourselves at Loevestien Castle

In celebration of the castle's 651st year, organizers held a weekend long medieval festival, complete with falconers, lute players and of course, a few knights on horseback. 

We wandered all around the castle grounds, caught glimpse of gorgeous owls and other birds of prey, enjoyed a few bock beers and even watched a jousting tournament!  


Fun fact: Built to fortify the point where the provinces of Gelderland, Brabant and South Holland meet, this castle also happens to be where Hugo de Groot escaped from imprisonment.

We love discovering historical (kind-of-nerdy weekend activities, what about you? 

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