What can one experience here?

  • Walking


  • Cycling


  • Castle


  • Parks and gardens

    Parks and gardens

  • Godfried van Leuven ordered the building of the castle in 1236 to protect Brabant from invaders. 
  • The castle was repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt, evolving in this way from a medieval fortress into a romantic residence. 
  • There are thousands of valuable artefacts on show in the castle, such as furniture, tapestries, paintings, lots of gold and silverware, glass windows and sculptures. 
  • In one of the wings of the museum you can admire the bathroom, bedroom and 'chambre rouge' used by the marquise Arconati Visconti. 
  • In addition to its park with a 17th century pavilion, an old chapel and a triumphal arch in honour of Napoleon, the domain is also home to a fabulous museum garden with indigenous species of fruit and vegetables. 
From 31/08/2020 the castle will close its doors for major restoration works. Opening in 2023. The surrounding park domain and the Museum Garden will remain open and accessible during the works.
  • Kasteel van Gaasbeek (©Lander Loeckx)
  • Kasteel van Gaasbeek (©Lander Loeckx)

Gaasbeek Castle

Kasteelstraat 40,
1750 Gaasbeek (Lennik)
Tel. +32 2 531 01 30