A royal getaway
TEXT: ARNE ADRIAENSSENS | PHOTOS © CASTLE TERWORM
With its mighty moat, elegant towers and 360 degrees of surrounding greenery, Castle TerWorm is what fairytales are made of. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a princess or baron to spend the night here. Set course for the royal hotel and let their delightful rooms and exquisite gastronomy enchant you.
With its history dating back to the 15th century, Castle TerWorm is a tangible piece of history. Many aristocrats called this place their residence, and you can be next. Both the castle and the Pachthof house plenty of regal rooms. “In the Pachthof, you will find spacious rooms which are very popular amongst families and business travellers,” says marketing manager Yvonne van Vierzen. “Inside the castle itself, we house ten unique suites. Usually, guests have a clear preference of which room they want. Our tower room, for example, is very popular for wedding nights. Since we are an official wedding location, you can also have the ceremony and party with us.”
Outside of the castle’s thick walls, 220 hectares of untainted nature stretches out. Discover the domain’s best-kept secrets on one of the mapped-out tours. Even though there is much to explore in walking distance, you can rent (electric) bicycles and Vespa scooters on the premises for bigger tours. Only a stone’s throw from the hotel, you will find vibrant cities like Maastricht, Aachen (Germany) and Liège (Belgium). Explore the three countries’ gastronomy, discover the cities’ hidden pearls and stroll through the picturesque streets, with or without carrying shopping bags.
Back at Castle TerWorm, you can relax with a drink on its marvellous terrace. Last year, it was crowned ‘second-best terrace in the Netherlands’ and it is not hard to see why. “While gazing at the water and its fauna, you almost feel like you are in the south of France. Our jovial and professional waitstaff makes the experience even nicer.” And so does the gastronomy they serve. By combining French cuisine with exotic tastes, every bite is a pleasant surprise. Businesses who want to host a meeting or event with a culinary edge, are at the right address as well. The conference rooms on the premises are perfect for small meetings, as well as multiple-day brainstorms, while the restaurant forms a picturesque setting for your next party or event.