Just before the First World War, shoe manufacturer Oscar Hostyn, the then owner, had the entire interior redecorated by a Roeselare-based company. The Louis XVI drawing room with its representations of the different days of the week painted on canvas still shows that Oscar Hostyn was a successful businessman. After the end of the war he also embellished the face of the castle.
The local authorities of Torhout were able to buy the abandoned building in 1989 and after its restoration it was converted into a tourist information office. The first floor accommodates the Museum of Torhout Pottery, where you can find out more about the thriving ceramics production in Torhout in the 19th and the first half of the 20th centuries. Both the castle and the garden of approximately two hectares are accessible to the public. Explanatory panels provide more information on the different tree species and natural values in the park.