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by hendrikad Online Now May 1, 2007 at 9:58 PM

hello, I am hendrika duivenvoorden, a descendant of baron duivenvoorden in the 12th century, who lived in the duivenvoorde castle. I am from australia and I was wondering if the duivenvoorden castle has its own website??? I am researching it and trying to get as much information as possible about the castle, if you have any information or you know of good websites could you please forward it to my email address, thankyou =D

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    Re: castle duivenvoorde

    by pieter_jan_v Online Now May 1, 2007 at 10:16 PM

    http://www.kasteelduivenvoorde.nl/home

    Just let us know if you need help with translating Dutch.

    PJ

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    Re: castle duivenvoorde

    by ATLC Online Now May 9, 2007 at 12:44 AM

    Ah, a bit of genealogy. I like that.
    I was wondering that the first owner of this castle was Philip van Wassenaer. His decendents built the current castle in the 17th century, then it was inherited through the maternal line and that's when the owners added 'Duivenvoorde' to their name.
    Interestingly, there's a family that bought the house next door where I lived in Vreeland (province Utrecht) in the 1990s. His name is Van Wassenaer and her name is Schimmelpenninck. Both names very much connected to castle Duivenvoorde!

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