CHÂTEAU de FREŸR

Where: Hastière, Belgium

Start of construction: 1571

End of construction: 18th Century

Accessible: yes

Important fact:

In 1675 it was here that coffee was first drunk in the (Spanish) Netherlands.

The best spot to view the castle and its gardens, designed by André Le Nôtre, is from the right bank of the river Maas, from 340 million years old rocks, more than 100 meters tall.