|Kevštleiri 2003 - Loppemin linna|
Castle of Loppem
In 1859 somebody had the idea to build a new castle at the outskirts
of the village Loppem. Architect-artist Jean de Bethune got the order to
construct a castle that would become an organic unity. So he not only
designed the castle but also the furniture and the inside decoration.
Together with the castle he also designed the garden.
Also history made a halt at the castle. In 1918 King Albert I stayed at the castle and formed there the so-called "Government of Loppem". He made two important decisions in the castle. First he decided that everybody should have the right to vote with elections and secondly he signed a paper that would make Flanders officially Dutch speaking.