Dekemastate Manor

Jelsum, Netherlands

Dekemastate country estate was built in the 14th century, at which time the house was a fortified dwelling. The first mention of the estate is from the year 1486. It was originally a rectangular stone house (called a stins in Frisian), and has been rebuilt since. Its owners include the Camstra family, the heiress of which married Hette van Dekema in the 16th century who gave the estate its current name. Other owners are Van Unia, Doys, Houth and Van Wageningen, the last of whom lived in the house until 1996. After that, the estate was taken over by the Dekema Foundation and went through extensive restoration. The inside of the house is filled with items from the past of its owners going back to the 16th century and features original furniture as well as a portrait collection. The house used to have two stories but was later redesigned and now possesses a spacious attic. The gardens around the manor feature canals, a moat surrounding the house, an herb garden and an orchard.



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Founded: 14th century
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Netherlands

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Ingrid de Graaf-Bos (39 days ago)
Special location. Beautiful gardens, great tour. Good coffee.
Sandra Wullms (4 months ago)
Beautiful Frisian country estate. Nicely restored and beautiful gardens. More than worth a visit!
Janny Wolthuizen (5 months ago)
What enthusiasm about his bees. Learned a lot again. A must to visit. When you hear the experience, you know whether we are doing well at home.
Wouter Roelofs (6 months ago)
Beautiful, yet cozy Frisian estate. Tours available through the complete house and the gardens. Very kind staff.
Johan Hoekstra (6 months ago)
The families who lived and lived here from the 16th century onwards will probably have been in the Frisian version of the Quote-500: a beautiful estate, now with a generous and beautifully maintained garden (which was not only for decoration), with driveway and gate, where, as the guide says, it is 'lovely to stay', with the state with the interior 'as if the residents are away' from the 1930s. Being able to view such a palace for a reasonable price: it is now possible again, and it is definitely the tip for everyone who 'does' Leeuwarden.
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