May 29, 2014

Merode castle in Westerlo

                                       photos by Joseph

I am grateful to Joseph that he put his bike down long enough to take these pictures and mail them to me. His excursion went along the small river Nete through peaceful countryside and he passed by the Castle of the Merode family in Westerlo, located in the South Eastern part of the province of Antwerp. The castle, built in the 14th Century with multiple restorations since then, is the scene of plenty of activities during the summer months, so the public can benefit from its beauty. The Kasteelfeesten take place on July 5 and 6. In August and September of this year, the castle will  host the music festival Historalia.