Strijen Castle was build in the thirteenth century in Oosterhout in the province of North-Brabant. Three centuries later it was already a ruin. People used everything of the castle to build new houses and pave the streets. The only thing left is the half of a 27 meters high impressive tower.
During the "Hoek and Kabeljauw Wars" the castle lay under siege, and the lord of the castle knew that they couldn't keep the defense anymore, so he decided that they had to leave the castle. At night the chains of the bridge were wrapped with sheets, so that nobody could hear the rattling when they let down the bridge; they spread blankets over de bridge, and wrapped the horse-hoofs with felt. On this way they managed to escape from the castle. On a dark and quiet night you can hear a strange rustling coming from the castle.
It is the lord of the castle and his men repeating their flight.
According to the legend a treasure is hidden on the grounds of the castle guarded by a ghost, a white lady.
The corner of a tower is the only remain of the medieval castle.