Here you can find an overview of all frequently asked questions and answers.
Yes, the nature reserve Steenenburg is and will stay open to the public. The entrances to the area (such as the gate at Kasteellaan) will be open for hikers all days of the week from sunrise to sunset. If you come by car, please park on the parking lot at Vimmerik 9b, 5253 CB Nieuwkuijk (industrial area Nieuwkuijk). Please note that parking on Kasteellaan is not allowed.
At the entrances to the area, you will find information boards. We would like to ask you to follow the rules outlined on the boards. Please stay on the paths and the grass. This area is a nature reserve with historical elements. We want to protect these elements and the animals living in the area. During the redevelopment that the area (or parts) can occasionally be closed due to construction work.
Please note that parking is only possible at Vimmerik 9b, 5253 CB Nieuwkuijk (industrial area Nieuwkuijk). Then follow Duizendstappenlaantje to get to the hiking area and the castle. Parking on Kasteellaan is not allowed.
Yes, that is allowed, but we’d like to ask you to be mindful and not disturb other visitors and the animals. Castle d’Oultremont may only be recorded from the outside.
No, it is not possible to use the estate for events. Please bear in mind the current Covid measures as well.
Yes, the land use plan has been finished and irrevocably confirmed. The Raad van State (Dutch Council of State) has dismissed an appeal against the land use plan. Hence, the plan is final. You can find more information in the newsletter of March 26 (in Dutch).
A temporary road has already been built for the medical campus. In fall 2021 the central and southern part of the area will be made accessible. During the construction phase temporary roads will lead to the building lots in the southern part. Those roads will later be turned into permanent roads. To reduce traffic on Kasteellaan a temporary driveaway will be built on Nieuwkuijksestraat. Constuction traffic will cross Kasteellaan only at the point where the future road to the building lots will split from Kasteellaan. At this point only few trees grow.
The first round of sales of 23 building lots will start on October 8, 2021, at 3pm. We will open the sales round with a housing market on the estate. Between 3pm and 6pm you are welcome on the estate to get information regarding the first round. De Kavelwinkel and realtor Klijsen Makelaars & Adviseurs will answer all your questions.
Registration and drawing
To be eligible we will ask you to register. The lots will then be drawn by the project solicitor. We have chosen for a longer registration period so that everyone has time to make a deliberate decision. During the housing market we will provide you with more information and announce the sales prices over a nice drink.
Register for the housing market
Would you like to attend the housing market? Please register with realtor Klijsen Makelaars & Adviseurs by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and book a time slot. Please let us know whether you will be attending with 1 or 2 persons and which time slot has your preference. Please note that children below the age of 12 do not need to register. The following time slots are available:
3pm to 4pm
4pm to 5pm
5pm to 6pm
Klijsen Makelaars & Adviseurs will confirm your registration to the event. There is the chance that your preferred time slot will not be available anymore when you register. The realtors will offer you a different time slot if possible. If all time slots are fully booked, they will inform you about the sales prices and procedure by e-mail on October 11.
Usually, municipal building lots are sold through De Kavelwinkel run by the municipality. However, for this project we have decided to collaborate with a realtor for a better positioning in the market. For this purpose, we have approached different realtors and finally selected Klijsen Makelaars & Adviseurs due to their extensive network and expertise in the exclusive segment.
By working in phases we can better respond to market needs as well as better coordinate the construction of the buildings. The northern lots will be sold first as this part of the road will be built first. By working in clusters the permanent road works will be finished earlier so that construction work in the clusters can be finished as soon as possible. This way early residents will experience less inconvenience. As a general rule the preparation for the next phase will start once 70% of building lots are reserved and will not compete with the next phase.
In the first round the lots vary between 800 m² and 1,350 m² in size. Prices will range between €400,000 and €650,000 including transaction costs. The specific prices per lot were determined in September and will be published once the sales starts.
The exact sizes of the lots (surface area, length and depth) will be published when the sales starts. We will not provide this information before the start of the sales even if the definite layout has been decided.
Due to the limited availability of building lots in combination with the popularity of Landgoed Steenenburg we want to give as many potential buyers as possible the same chances of acquiring their preferred lot. For this reason, we have chosen the following procedure:
When the lot sale starts potential buyers can register for one or several lots. Prospects can rank the lots in order of choice.
If only one prospect is interested in a specific building lot, that lot will be reserved for this buyer.
If more than one prospect with first preference is interested in a specific lot, the project solicitor will select the buyer by draw. If there are only second preferences for a lot, the drawing will be done with those prospects.
If no one has registered for a specific lot, the lot will stay on sale. First come, first serve.
We will work out the procedure in more detail. We will publish the exact registration process later. When the sales starts, a registration period will be set.
Once the registration period has closed, reservation costs of €1,500 per lot will become due to make the reservation definite. The reservations costs will later be deducted from the purchase price at the transfer at the notary. In case a reservation does not result in the purchase of the lot, these reservation costs will not be returned.
The estate of Landgoed Steenenburg is located between Drunen and Nieuwkuijk. A big part of this area used to belong to amusement park Land van Ooit. In 2008 the municipality of Heusden bought the area for redevelopment. The final land use plan stipulates:
in the north: a high-tech medical campus
in the center: max. 120 (care) apartments, max. 50 patio homes as well as the repurposing of the Castle d'Oultremont
in the south: 56 spacious building lots for luxury living
With this plan we want to develop Landgoed Steenenburg into a unique living and working area with allure!
No, the registration for the apartments has not been opened yet. Are you interested in an apartment? Keep an eye out for this website for the latest news.
No, the registration for the patio homes has not been opened yet. Are you interested in a patio home? Keep an eye out for this website for the latest news.
No, the castle is currently not open to the public. It is temporarily occupied and used to prevent squatting and vandalism.
The final purpose of the castle has not been decided yet. We are considering different options. We find it important that the castle will stay the heart of the estate. The municipality wants to sell the castle. The buyer will decide how the castle will finally be used.
We are discussing the development of the central area with Kelders Beheer as we want to make concrete agreements on how this area including castle, apartments and patio homes will be sold and developed. This way the development of the medical campus and the central area is done by one party following an integral vision and approach.
The initiator is busy organizing the necessary preparations for the campus. As soon as there will be more information available, we will inform you here.
For centuries the area has been part of the estate. It contains woodlands, open fields as well as waters. Therefore, we have formed a vision for the woodlands. We will collaborate with nature and environmental associations regarding the preservation and maintenance of the area. We find it important that any maintenance is done with respect for plants and animals to enhance the natural qualities of the area.
Yes, the castle pond is still guarded by Napoleon’s soldiers. By now the pond is a refuge for protected animals. Therefore, the maintenance of the pond is done carefully and respectfully. We are investigating how to restore the soldiers without damaging the environment.
Just like the stone soldiers the Duizendstappenlaantje, the path leading from Reuzenland to the castle garden, has been preserved. The plants along the paths were cut in 2020 to restore them to old glory. Both Napoleon’s soldiers and the Duizendstappenlaantje will be preserved under the current land use plan.