Egmond Castle

Egmond Castle (Dutch: Kasteel Egmond), also called the Ruins of Egmond (Dutch: Ruïne van Egmond), is a ruined medieval castle in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is located in Egmond aan den Hoef in the municipality of Bergen and lies about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) west of Alkmaar. The castle dates from the 11th century and is the ancestral seat of the Egmond family, whose members became sovereign Dukes of Guelders, Counts of Egmond and Princes of Gavere, Counts of Buren and Leerdam.[1] It is a national monument of the Netherlands.

Egmond Castle around 1570 by Gilles de Saen, at view in the town hall of Zottegem
Egmond Castle today with a statue of Lamoral, count of Egmont
A reconstruction of Egmond Castle around 1500
Lamoral, Count of Egmont
Ground plan of Egmond Castle
Landscape with the Ruins of the Castle of Egmond by Jacob van Ruisdael, at view in Art Institute of Chicago
The ruins of Egmond in 1689
The ruins of Egmond in 1689
The circular first castle during the 1930s excavations
The ruins of Egmond during the 1930s excavations