Our paper memory

Loppem Castle has rich archives, with documents from the 13th century to the present. These archives tells the story of the van Caloen family and the many allied families, often also noble. They also inform us about the construction of the castle, the layout of the park, daily life at the castle, the art collections, etc.

The archives are open for scientific research. You can visit the reading room from Monday to Saturday, by appointment only and upon written, motivated request. Please read the reading room regulations first and send your request to info@kasteelvanloppem.be.

The archives from before 1914 have largely been inventoried. The inventory, in French only, dates from around 1950 and is currently being updated. In addition to the archive, there are also some documentary collections: maps and plans, family printed matter, menus, porcelain-cards, photos, etc. We are working hard on organizing and digitizing these collections.