Castle Brederode ( Ruins of Brederode ) is located near the village of Santpoort in North Holland province of the Netherlands. The castle founded in 13th century became the first to be restored by the Dutch government in the 19th century and it became the first national monument of the Netherlands
First look, I wanted to just sit down and enjoy
The entry fee is a few euros which is used to maintain the remains
A model of the castle inside
Top view from the castle tower
In good weather its a great place to visit for a couple of hours and soak in the beautiful scenic view around. Personally, I find ruins very fascinating ( and cemeteries too. Strange for many people I don't know why! ).. And if they have such scenic views, it makes the experience even better.