Castle Bad Bentheim
Bad Bentheim Castle
Holiday park De Papillon is not very far from the German border, and therefore close to the old German town Bad Bentheim. So close to the Netherlands, and yet so different in architecture and culture.
Bad Bentheim Castle: close ties with Dutch Royal Family
Bad Bentheim Castle is also well worth a visit. From afar, the castle tower can be seen. From the wall you have a magnificent view of the area. If it hadn’t been for the high trees, you might have been able to see the city of Enschede. Within the building, there is lots to discover about the history of the castle and about the Counts of Bentheim.
The castle has close ties with the Dutch Royal Family. Very special and exciting are the dungeons of the castle where they have reconstructed a very realistic alchemist’s laboratory. You will get a complete explanation via a tape and with light effects. The alchemist and his assistants were employed by the Lord of the castle and were looking for the ‘philosopher’s stone’.
Next to the castle, there is various playing equipment and other activities for children. A perfect day out for both young and old.