Discover Benelux | Issue 11 | November 2014

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Discover Benelux | Hotel of the Month | The Netherlands


A castle hotel for connoisseurs TEXT & PHOTOS: TERWORM CASTLE

TerWorm Castle is a real gem among the castles of Limburg. Nestled in the greenery of a 220-hectare estate, it offers you complete tranquillity. The 14th-century castle opened as a hotel and restaurant in 1999. It prides itself on its home-fromhome hospitality, coupled with gastronomic pleasure. The castle boasts over 40 luxury rooms and special suites, 10 of which are in the castle itself and 30 in the Homestead. Host Pascal Gulpen explains: "TerWorm Castle is the only place in Limburg where guests can spend the night in a real castle." Each room and suite is uniquely furnished. Above the entrance gate lies the charming "Gatekeeper Suite", with authentic collar beams and a loft. On entering the spacious castle suites, you can imagine yourself as Baron or Baroness TerWorm. Take a relaxing soak in a classical bath resting on golden lion's paws, or daydream in the two-person watch tower with a panoramic view of the French Rococo Garden. "Choosing is an art, that's

what we always tell our guests," says sales manager Tatjana Smeets. The classic restaurant offers five stylish, separate rooms, and is also suitable for private dinners from two to 40 people. The kitchen team under the watchful eye of Chef de Cuisine and Master Chef Andy Brauers pampers you with dishes mostly consisting of seasonal and local produce. From asparagus and lamb in spring, to wild boar, partridge, mushrooms and truffles in the autumn, accompanied, of course, by an elegant wine from our wine cellars, located in the castle's ancient vaults. In the winter you can take a glorious walk around the estate, while summer is a wonderful time to unwind on the unique terrace by the moat. As soon as you pass underneath the castle gate, your everyday stress slips away and you can savour the finer things in life. Besides a hotel and restaurant, TerWorm Castle is also a popular location for business meetings. From board meetings to a quick business lunch, the TerWorm team always of-

fers a professional service. TerWorm Castle also provides the ideal backdrop for romantic occasions. Every year around one hundred weddings are held in the Orangery, situated in the Rococo Garden. TerWorm is positioned in the centre of the Benelux, in the most southerly point of the Netherlands, bordering directly on Belgium and Germany (the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion). No fewer than seven airports can be reached from TerWorm Castle within one hour, including Maastricht-Aachen, Eindhoven, Liège, Charleroi, Dßsseldorf and CologneBonn.

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