We were in Helmond in the beginning of June 2018. The original idea was combining a business trip on Friday with a private holiday in the weekend. The business trip got cancelled, the private holiday remained. A private holiday right on the other side of the border: Helmond is only something like 1,5 hours away from my place.
Anyway, it was worth it. It's an interesting region and Helmond is a nice little city. In the center of that city there's this castle built by Jan III van Berlaer around 1350. In the first two parts of this Helmond series: this castle.