Monday, January 31, 2011

The Kasteel Well, Netherlands Connection

Over the next few months in addition to regular post, my daughter Lauren and I will be sharing a visual gallery of architecture, interiors and sightseeing of and around the Netherlands. Lauren will be sharing her new experiences in the form of images while studying at Boston's Emerson College abroad program. The campus is better known as "Kasteel Well"  located in the Dutch province of Limburg in the small village of Well, Netherlands. The Kasteel (castle) is reminiscent of an era gone by. Surrounded by an inner and outer moat, Kasteel is also flanked by two courtyards and speaks of 14 century Medieval architecture. While there, she will be trekking throughout Europe and taking snapshots of her extended classroom for all of us to enjoy!

  ~Arial image Via Emerson~

After crossing the Kasteel bridge to gain access to the property, a brick walkway leads you beyond the arched coined entryway into the courtyard.
The brick facade cascades into a scalloped pattern as it frames the red planked doors.
Calm moat waters surround the Kasteel.
The student parlor.
The music area is sits near a large niche in the parlor.

A long day of traveling from Boston to the Netherlands the sun begins to beautiful.
DOEI (goodbye)!!


  1. That is so great! I will follow your adventure closely (did you know I have dutch Family?) Limburg is beautiful! (My Family lives more up north though, wich is also very beautiful)Have Fun!

  2. Mrs Conti, So nice of you to visit the site! No I did not know that! Do you get there often? I was there a long time ago when I was my daughters age. It is so beautiful! I can't tell you how happy it makes me that she is getting this experience. Thank you for your comment and please do feel free to comment and add any info you have of the region. Thanks again!

  3. Hi Michelle,
    I am feeling so nostalgic seeing Lauren's photos for Kasteel Vell, as I was a student and traveller through Emerson's program in the spring of 1998. She is sharing such rare gems in Europe's architectural history which Emerson College has taken such pains to preserve. Brava!

    1. Like you, she was blessed to have the opportunity to attend. It was a wonderful experience for her. Like you, I feel nostalgic as she will be graduating this spring! Thank you for your comment Ariel! Much appreciation. xo