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GRAVENKASTEEL

Around the year 1600 Karel van Arenberg the lord of Humbeek asked for permission to install a crane alongside the canal to unload building material. We can assume that this material was used to rebuild the castle. The sandstone that makes up the foundations let us know that there was an older castle on this spot. At the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th century there were again radical renovations especially in the west wing. In the middle of the 19th century there were alterations in neo traditional style with a middle age streak by design of architect Victor Durlet. Finally in 1880 the castle was enlarged and alternated into the Flemish renaissance style. You can find the castle in Humbeek, it is private property and owned by the family t'Serstevens-d'Aspermont Lynden, but you can view it from the public road.

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