Brederode Castle, also called the Ruins of Brederode, is located near Santpoort-Zuid in the Netherlands. The castle was founded in the second half of the 13th century by William I van Brederode (1215–1285).

 

 

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The name Brederode is a reference to a wooded area called Brede Roede (literally: broad wood), that was cleared and on which the castle was built. To begin with the castle was simply made up of  a tower but around 1300 Dirk II van Brederode had the tower pulled down and replaced with a proper castle.

Information from Wikipedia.

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