The castle has had several owners. The first owner mentioned was in 1326, while the first mention of buildings dates back to 1236. It has always been inhabited by noble families. Nowadays, it is owned by a property developer, after which a hotel group has filled in the accommodation functions and an entrepreneur has set up the Art Centre. The castle is free to visit. The hotel Château De Raay is one of the most special hotels in the Netherlands and Europe.
Castle de Raay Baarlo
Castle de Raay lies on the road from Kessel to Venlo. It is a square white-painted house standing on medieval cellars. Around 1875, the Swiss chalet-style roof was put on. At present, it is in use as Hotel-Restaurant/Art-Center.