C0525. Arcen Castle in the Netherlands was built by the dukes of Gelre and dates back to the 17th century. It has been owned by several families over the 400 year span. The castle suffered heavy damange during WWII when it was used as a shelter by the
Château de La Hulpe was built in 1842 in French style by the Marquis of Béthune. The castle was purchased by Count Ernest Solvay in 1893. His grandson, Ernest-John Solvay, transferred the property to the Belgian state in 1968.The castle is not open for public, but can be rented for special occasions. Domaine Solvay, which surrounds Château de la Hulpe, is 227-ha big and is classified as an “Exceptional Heritage Site in Wallonia”. La Hulpe, Belgium.