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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Femmie de Vries (2 years ago)
Heerlijk park, ik kom er graag om foto's te maken. Zo rustig. De State helaas dicht op maandag evenals het " theehuis".
Sonja Sauerbreij (2 years ago)
Hadden een rondleiding door de tuin en zouden ook de State bekijken maar ondanks dat het goot van de regen en dat dus wel fijn zou zijn om even binnen te zijn vond de gids dat niet nodig en zei dat hij geen sleutel had...
Hannie Kloosterman (2 years ago)
Ik vergelijk het altijd met hoe de hof van eden eruit gezien moet hebben. Mooie tuinen en de rust heerlijk. Ik knap er altijd weer van op na er geweest te zijn!
Bonny Wiersema (2 years ago)
Wat een prachtig museum. Met dank aan de gidsen voor de goeie rondleiding
Rinse van Gans (2 years ago)
Mooie tuin. Lekker eigengemaakt vruchtensap. Vriendelijk personeel (vrijwilligers?). Gewoon heen gaan als je het Jabikspaad loopt. (en anders ook).
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