Image courtesy HET Utrechts Archief | Licence: Publiek Domein 1.0
Image courtesy HET Utrechts Archief | Licence: Publiek Domein 1.0

The Sterkenburg castle in Driebergen from the northeast, with the bridge to the front on the left.

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Original title

"DE RIDDERHOFSTAD STERKENBURG, ACHTERZIJDE."

Description

The municipalities of Driebergen and Rijsenburg were merged on 1 May 1931 to form the municipality of Driebergen-Rijsenburg.

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Image courtesy HET Utrechts Archief

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Location

Sterkenburg castle, Langbroekerdijk 10, Driebergen-Rijsenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands

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Tww Comment

The oldest mention of Sterkenburg dates from 1261. The first demonstrable lord of Sterkenburg, mentioned between 1307 and 1324, was Ernst van Sterkenburg, who is probably one and the same person as Ernst van Wulven, mentioned between 1286 and 1311. The Van Sterkenburg family died out in the fifteenth century with Catharina van Sterkenburg. In 1536 Sterkenburg castle was recognized as a knight's court city.