At Kasteel Engelenburg you can eat, drink and sleep to an exceptional standard and have a splendid 9-hole golf course at your disposal. Enjoy the historic ambiance of this impressive castle on the edge of the Veluwe.
The English lounge of Kasteel Engelenburg houses the largest collection of single malt whiskies in The Netherlands. Wine lovers will not be disappointed here either. In the 16th century the first owner of the castle, Jacob Schimmelpenninck van der Oye traded in German wines. Nowadays the hotel specialises in South African wines.
The rooms and suites have been furnished in antique and colonial styles. They are situated in the Coach House, the Orangery or in the Cape House, which has the appearance of a Cape Winery. The fairy-tale view of the moat and golf course from the 19th century conservatory restaurant will transport you back to another era. Dinner is of course complemented by excellent South African wines.
Dinner is served in the 19th century conservatory overlooking the castle moat and the golf course beyond. The restaurant exudes a colonial, almost tropical atmosphere. The kitchen is French with an international twist and sources mainly local produce. Wine connoisseur Jurgen Luppes serves wines from famous South African wine houses, such as Boschendal, Vergelegen and Klein Constantia. These distinct wines are stored in the castle’s medieval vaults.
To the left of the main entrance is the lively bar, the meeting place for guests and visitors, for golf players and for those who have enjoyed a walk in the woods. The bar is known for its cosy Dutch hospitality. Weather permitting, the beautiful terraces offer various refreshments.
The restaurant is opened daily.
The castle is surrounded by a lovely English style garden with beautiful vistas and focal points. The various trees and shrubs are of some importance; the country’s largest yew tree grows here. A walk in the park of the 250 acre estate’s woodlands is certainly worth your while. The pretty gazebo is a lovely spot to take a well deserved rest.
The castle has various terraces, all on the castle moat or the main court yard. All terraces offer lovely views of the estate and the golf course. The suites in the Orangerie have private patios on the castle moat.
Brummen is on the edge of the Veluwe district, between the cities of Arnhem, Apeldoorn and Zutphen.The Netherlands’ smallest actual town, Bronckhorst, is only 5 km from the castle and can be reached by bicycle including a short ferry trip over the river IJssel. In Bronckhorst you will find the Charles Dickens Museum, various art galleries and antique shops. Also nearby are the Royal Summer Palace and the Apenheul Zoo in Apeldoorn, National Park ‘De Hoge Veluwe’ and the famous Kröller-Müller Museum with its large Van Gogh collection. The Hanse cities of Zutphen, Doesburg and Deventer are not far from Brummen. Kasteel Engelenburg has its own 9 hole golf course, designed by Donald Steel.