You must all know now about my dear friend Elly and husband Kees… we met through our love of Raul Malo’s music and although she lives in the Netherlands, and we live in England, we try to visit each other when we can.
One year we were taken to the beautiful Heeswijk Castle which is in North Brabant near where they live. It was a wonderful day and we had a lovely time, wandering around, gossiping and taking photos. The castle is very old and has a lot of history! It was built in the eleventh century. Originally it was a motte and bailey but gradually it was fortified into a castle. Apparently, Louis XIV of France stayed there during a military campaign against the Dutch.
It is a beautiful place and if you are in the area it makes a wonderful visit!