Horst Castle (in Holsbeek)
is in the middle of beautiful Hageland. The Lords of Horst were
already known in the early 13th century. The characteristic
donjon (medieval tower where they lived) is from the 15th century.
Some important embellishing work was made about 1650, commissioned
by the lady of the castle Maria-Anna van den Tympel. The most
impressive piecework done on the ceilings, inspired by ‘Metamorphosis’s’
from Ovidius, was a part of this work. Lady Maria-Anna also
ordered the construction of the wagon house that is now used
as a visitor’s centre including an inheritance shop.