Ilpenstein Castle

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Ilpenstein Castle
Ilpenstein / Huis te Ilpendam / Hof te Ilpendam
Ilpendam, Netherlands
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Photo of Ilpenstein
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Ilpenstein Castle (second half 19th century)
Ilpenstein Castle is located in Netherlands
Ilpenstein Castle
Ilpenstein Castle
Coordinates 52°27′52″N 4°57′27″E / 52.4645°N 4.9575°E / 52.4645; 4.9575
Type Castle
Site information
Condition Demolished
Site history
Built 1618 (1618)-1622
Built by Volkert Overlander
Demolished 1872

Ilpenstein Castle (Dutch:Ilpenstein, Huis te Ilpendam, Hof te Ilpendam) was a castle of the Free and high Lordship of Purmerend, Purmerland and Ilpendam, located in Ilpendam (Waterland) in the north of the city of Amsterdam.


In the year 1618 Volkert Overlander - knight, mayor and advisor of the city of Amsterdam - bought the Lordship from the Count of Egmond. In 1622 Overlander built the castle of Ilpenstein.

After Overlanders death Frans Banning Cocq, who had married his daughter Maria, inherited his influence and properties in the north of Amsterdam as well as the title Lord of Purmerland and Ilpendam. After Banning Cocqs death in 1655 the castle belonged to the Amsterdam regent family De Graeff.

Joost van den Vondel wrote poems about Pieter de Graeffs and Jacoba Bickers wedding in 1662 at castle Ilpenstein. Their cousin and brother-in-law Johan de Witt was also at the wedding.

The last residents of the castle were Christina Elisabeth de Graeff and her husband Jacob Gerrit van Garderen. In 1872, the castle was sold and a new building was constructed at the site.

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External links[edit]

  • De Bruijn, J.H. De bewoners van het Kasteel Ilpenstein en hun nakomelingen, 1827 - 1957. Ilpendam 1958
  • Moelker, H.P. De heerlijkheid Purmerland en Ilpendam (1978 Purmerend)