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RUNCVOORT

This castle is the first mentioned in 1530 when Ursula Happaert and her husband Jacob van der Elst bought it. Throughout history it came in the hands diocese. It stays in their hands until 1970 after which the city of Merksem buys the domain. The park is open to the public and the castle is now part of the art academy. Castle Runcvoort is only a few hundred meters away from Hofke Van Roosendael.

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