Exhibitions

Unless otherwise stated, the following exhibitions can be visited during the regular opening hours of Brederode Castle.

John Wolfert of Brederode

The 18 Lords of Brederode

In the former stock cellars of Brederode Castle you can find panels with information in Dutch about the history of the Lords of Brederode. Of Dirk I (1180-1238) and his son Willem (1226-1285), who built the castle, but has never seen it, until Wolfert (1649-1679), the last Lord of Brederode. For many visitors it has been a surprise to learn about how powerful and important the Brederodes have been for Dutch history.

We clearly learned a lot about Dutch history during this visit.” (Review on Tripadvisor)

Torture instruments

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Torture instruments

In the upper room of the keep of Brederode Castle, the exhibition ‘ Torture Instruments ‘ is shown. A friendly re-enactment group, The Knights of Camelot Foundation, has put this special collection of (Medieval) torture tools on loan.

Although they used to be convinced that torture revealed the truth, we now know that torture doesn’t work! Chances are that people who are tortured will confess something they have not done to get rid of the pain.

This exhibition hopes to provide more insight into the horror of torture and to increase the awareness that still many people are being tortured in the world today.

We advise parents to visit this exhibition only with children over 8 years old.

Archaeology

A small archaeological exhibition can be seen in the chapel tower of the castle. With objects that were found in the moat of Brederode Castle, the surrounding ditches and meadows. Some finds date from the time of the Lords of Brederode. There are also objects from later times. These may be lost or discarded. But they may also have ended up here through fertilization from cesspools.

Brederode dolls

In the chapel tower you also can see a small collection of barbie dolls that are beautifully dressed as historic Brederodes. We got these dolls on loan from Carla van den Berg, also known to us as Yolande de Lalaing, widow of Reinoud II van Brederode and the last lady of the castle.

There is also a scale model, made by the former manager Van der Kort, that gives an impression of what Brederode Castle has looked like at its greatest.

Digital exhibition ‘Wedding photo’s at Brederode’

This digital exhibition of wedding photos, taken at Brederode Castle, can be seen from time to time and is regularly expanded. For more information about this, also about submitting pictures, click here.

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