Fogelsangh State (estate) was built in the 17th century to the site of earlier Premonstratensian abbey, which was confiscated to the state in 1580. Today Fogelsangh and its English style park are open to the public.



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Founded: 17th century
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Cobi Storm (2 months ago)
Prachtige buitenplaats en schitterend authentiek ingerichte vertrekken. Je waant je echt terug in de tijd. Heel bijzonder.
Ed van de Griend (2 months ago)
Weinig mensen ontmoet hier in de tuin. Of het is onbekend of de 1€ entree houdt mensen tegen. De architect heeft er wat moois van gemaakt. Het ontwerp is nog steeds na jaren te herkennen. Bijzondere elementen: een berg, hertenkamp, waterpartij en kruisbrug. Een uurtje of 2 kun je zo in de tuin doorbrengen.
Paula Hoekstra (3 months ago)
Wauw! Wat een prachtige omgeving! Mooi bos en park. Een rijke geschiedenis heeft dit particuliere bos.
Erwin Leppens (3 months ago)
Lots of info from the lady behind the counter. Very nice. Good walk in the garden
Jurjen Veefkind (2 years ago)
Fijn om te wandelen. Er is een hertenkamp waar 6 hertjes rondlopen. 1 mannetje besloot dat het leven buiten het hek fijner is. Er staat ook een grote dikke boom die het bekijken waard is. Op een grote bult staat een theehuisje. Die is niet toegankelijk voor het publiek. In het midden van het park staat ook een huisje. Binnen zit een monnik op een stoeltje.. Ik kom graag nog eens terug als alles weer in bloei staat..
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