Discover Benelux | South of the Netherlands | Limburg Highlights
A majestic getaway in fairytale Limburg TEXT: MICHIEL STOL | PHOTOS: TERWORM CASTLE
On the Southern border of the Netherlands, in the fairy tale like province of Limburg, is the vibrant city of Heerlen. Here in the Euregion, with close ties to Belgium and Germany, you will find one of the most beautiful meeting locations. Welcome to TerWorm Castle. The fully restored castle on the TerWorm estate is home to a secluded and exclusive hotel, operated by the worldrenowned Van Der Valk Hotels group and is ideal for business meetings, conferences or a corporate retreat. “During the day you can hold meetings and in the evening you can regenerate in the chateau or enjoy a marvellous evening in Heerlen. There is also another Van der Valk Hotel there, with more options to hold congresses and events,” explains Tatjana Kicken, sales manager at the hotel. With their partners, Kasteel TerWorm can cater to your every need. Heerlen borders Belgium and Germany. Both countries are a stone’s throw away and the hotel is located close to one of the main highways in the Netherlands. Heerlen is easily accessible from surrounding airports in Eindhoven, Maastricht-Aachen, Dusseldorf and Brussels, both by car or 72 | Issue 45 | September 2017
by train. “It is the ideal place for international meetings. The surroundings will make for an unbelievable time.”
modern design, but still give you the feeling of the chateau.
“We want to take really good care of all of our guests; those that stay in the hotel and the people that come here for lunch or dinner,” Kicken adds. “Our chef, former Michelin-star holder Andy Brauers, uses only the finest organic and local ingredients to create culinary masterpieces. You can enjoy them on our awardwinning terrace, or in a more secluded spot in the restaurant.”
The castle dates back to the 14th century and has been owned and occupied by several noble families. After numerous renovations, the chateau was bought by the Oranje-Nassau Mines in the early 20th century. The owners resided there, until the collapse of the mines in the 1980s. In 1987 Van Der Valk Group bought the hotel. The derelict castle underwent a major renovation that finished in 1999. Floors were raised, staircases moved and rebuilt, the roof and the façade renewed and the fosse was restored. Also the estate was restored to its original, beautiful state. “The unique aspect of TerWorm Castle is that it has suites in the castle itself, unlike other castles, which usually have annexes where guests can stay.” The rooms have a classical interior that evokes the noble stature the chateau had in the past, ensuring a majestic stay. “The Tower suites are in the ridge of the tower, and the Baron suites have their own two-person tower overlooking the estate.” In the adjacent farm building, the suites have a more
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A stay at TerWorm Castle Van der Valk is sure to make your meetings or retreat unforgettable.
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