IJsselmonde Castle

IJsselmonde Castle is a former castle which was situated in the IJsselmonde neighborhood of the city of Rotterdam, in the province of South Holland in the Netherlands.

The first castle with the name IJsselmonde (or Islamunda) was built in 1064 by the Bishop of Utrecht, near the mouth of the Hollandse IJssel river into the Meuse. It was destroyed after a 16-day siege in 1076. The exact location of this first castle is unknown. The following centuries the area, which flooded regularly, was slowly being empoldered.

The second IJsselmonde Castle was built in 1483 by Floris Oem van Wijngaerden. Around the castle then grew the village of Oud-IJsselmonde. The castle however wasn't to last long, for already in 1489 it was destroyed during the Jonker Frans War, the last war of the Hook and Cod Wars. In 1540 the remains of the castle and the estate were bought by Hendrik I van Merode, a member of a wealthy family from the area of present Belgium.

The Merode family then built the third IJsselmonde Castle in 1560, on the site of the second one. They resided there until 1664, when they sold all their belongings and left for their properties in Belgium.

The new owner of IJsselmonde Castle was Adriaen Lampsins, a rich merchant from Middelburg. He had the third castle torn down because it wasn't to his liking and built the fourth and last castle at this site. Although it was called a castle, it was in fact a castellated mansion. In 1685 however, Lampsins sold his castle to Jean de Mey. After the death of Jean in the 1720's it went to the Bichon family, they then started to call themselves Bichon van IJsselmonde. In 1900 C.J.A. Bichon van IJsselmonde decided to leave Oud-IJsselmonde and had the castle torn down before he left. Only the 17th century coach house was left standing.

During its existence the castle was situated in the village of Oud-IJsselmonde. The village was annexed by the city of Rotterdam in 1941. In 1972 archaeological excavations revealed the foundations of the castle. Afterwards they were covered up by the ramp of the Willem van Gelderstraat up to the Oostdijk.

At present nothing remains of IJsselmonde Castle.


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IJsselmonde Castle

IJsselmonde Castle is a former castle which was situated in the IJsselmonde neighborhood of the city of Rotterdam, in the province of South Holland in the Netherlands.

The first castle with the name IJsselmonde (or Islamunda) was built in 1064 by the Bishop of Utrecht, near the mouth of the Hollandse IJssel river into the Meuse. It was destroyed after a 16-day siege in 1076. The exact location of this first castle is unknown. The following centuries the area, which flooded regularly, was slowly being empoldered.

The second IJsselmonde Castle was built in 1483 by Floris Oem van Wijngaerden. Around the castle then grew the village of Oud-IJsselmonde. The castle however wasn't to last long, for already in 1489 it was destroyed during the Jonker Frans War, the last war of the Hook and Cod Wars. In 1540 the remains of the castle and the estate were bought by Hendrik I van Merode, a member of a wealthy family from the area of present Belgium.

The Merode family then built the third IJsselmonde Castle in 1560, on the site of the second one. They resided there until 1664, when they sold all their belongings and left for their properties in Belgium.

The new owner of IJsselmonde Castle was Adriaen Lampsins, a rich merchant from Middelburg. He had the third castle torn down because it wasn't to his liking and built the fourth and last castle at this site. Although it was called a castle, it was in fact a castellated mansion. In 1685 however, Lampsins sold his castle to Jean de Mey. After the death of Jean in the 1720's it went to the Bichon family, they then started to call themselves Bichon van IJsselmonde. In 1900 C.J.A. Bichon van IJsselmonde decided to leave Oud-IJsselmonde and had the castle torn down before he left. Only the 17th century coach house was left standing.

During its existence the castle was situated in the village of Oud-IJsselmonde. The village was annexed by the city of Rotterdam in 1941. In 1972 archaeological excavations revealed the foundations of the castle. Afterwards they were covered up by the ramp of the Willem van Gelderstraat up to the Oostdijk.

At present nothing remains of IJsselmonde Castle.


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