Friday, July 18, 2014

Day One Hundred Forty

Netherlands NL-723768 received 07-27-2011

Sent by: Nijnatten
From: Netherlands
ID number: NL-723768
Notes: Slot is the Dutch word for castle, so this is Castle Loevestein.  It was built between 1357 and 1397 by knight Dirc Loef van Horne.  Up until the second World War, it was part of the Hollandic Water Line, which was designed to flood certain areas as a defense against enemy troops.  Now the castle serves as a museum and function center.  

1 comment :

Shawna Keaton said...

following your blog as been a fun journey and we have looked up many of the cities you have shared. Thank you!