Stories of Radboud Castle

1572: The Siege of Medemblik

Throughout the centuries, Radboud Castle has been under siege more than once. We like to tell you those stories. In 2022 we celebrate 450 years of the Netherlands, 1572 is considered our 'year of birth'. That is why we start with the siege of that year. The Dutch Revolt, also known as the Eighty Years' War, was still in its infancy, but the

1572: The Siege of Medemblik2024-05-21T16:15:26+02:00

Floris V: regal reformer or strategic scoundrel? Part I

In the Tales of Radboud Castle Floris V can of course not be missed. Without him the 'Huis te Medemblick' would not have existed. Floris is a man of many faces, but one thing is certain: the murder of his father, William II, was decisive for his life. A single blog does the reason for our existence

Floris V: regal reformer or strategic scoundrel? Part I2020-12-01T11:46:12+01:00

The castle through the eyes of Paulette Kooijman

Curator Paulette Kooijman has worked at Radboud Castle since 2003. In that time a lot has changed, in the museum and in her work. But one thing always remains the same: her love of history and storytelling. Excavations in the garden It was clear early on that Paulette had to do 'something with history'.

The castle through the eyes of Paulette Kooijman2020-08-02T12:02:12+02:00

Herbalist Lobbrecht Aerntsdochter

Our guide to the exhibition Power of Herbs (1) is Lobbrecht Aerntsdochter, one of the first residents of the Mariaconvent in Medemblik. She is responsible for the herb garden there. Her garden is the basis for the herb garden of Radboud Castle. Lobbrecht's passion: religion and herbs Lobbrecht is very religious and knows from an early age

Herbalist Lobbrecht Aerntsdochter2023-11-16T14:13:08+01:00

The castle through the eyes of Ben Dijkhuis

Ben Dijkhuis, born and raised Medemblikker, is the house historian of Radboud Castle. Because the castle has never been a family home, much of the information can only be found in the various archives. Without Ben and his detective work we would never have known so much about the history of our beautiful castle. An accidental love

The castle through the eyes of Ben Dijkhuis2020-11-11T13:51:15+01:00

Remarkable residents: Diego Carrillo de Mendoza Pimentel

Diego Carrillo de Mendoza Pimentel is, you guessed it, a Spanish nobleman. He was born in 1560, on the eve of a historic war (1) between the world power Spain of Philip II and the small, rebellious Holland. This war is also his link to Radboud Castle. Military career Diego has the military

Remarkable residents: Diego Carrillo de Mendoza Pimentel2024-01-18T14:11:07+01:00

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