Situated in the beautiful Geul Valley in southern Limbourg, the historical Wittem Kasteel was for centuries a redoubtable citadel. It is only a 20-minute drive from Maastricht, Aachen and Valkenburg and is surrounded with age-old trees, large parkland, brooks, rivulets, marshland, and castle moats making it a dreamy and romantic place to stay ideal for grand parties and weddings.
The 12th century castle was transformed into a luxury hotel and a gourmet restaurant with a brasserie that serves lunch and the local specialty Limburgian pie. The award-winning gastronomic restaurant serves some of the finest cuisine in the area with emphasis on local and fresh ingredients. On the occasion of favorable weather, coffee or lunch can be had on the terrace. The property consists of 7.5 acres of parkland with picturesque creeks and ancient trees. Nearby are endless possibilities for leisure activities including golf, tennis, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, cycling acrosss forests and parks, and strolling along the promenades. Nearby local attractions include the De Valkenier Amusement Park, Valkenburg Castle, Valkenburg Holland Casino, Wilhemina Toren, and Theodor Dorrenplein.
A member of the luxurious Relais et Châteaux since 1980, Kasteel Wittem is one of the most elegant places to stay and dine in the Netherlands. It was fully renovated and was completed in early 2011. Inside the medieval castle, there are 12 lodgings furnished with neo-gothic fixtures updated with contemporary styles using warm colors and intricate fabrics. The rooms are also equipped with modern amenities such as LCD televisions, high-speed wireless Internet access, TV Internet, and cable channels. The bathrooms are also modern with handheld showerheads, bathtub, vanity mirrors, hair dryers, and toiletries. Beds are fitted with Select Comfort mattresses, down comforters, and premium sheets and bedding. Most rooms have large windows that look out to the garden, river, or courtyard. The Tower Suite is one of the best rooms in the castle and offers breathtaking views of the landscape.