Iwemastins was built around 1400 by the Iwema family. It is the only stins (Friedland are name for former stronghold or villa) in Groeningen region. The last major restoration was made in the early 1800s. Today the estate is in private use and not open to the public.



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Founded: 1400
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Netherlands


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Gerard de Vries (2 years ago)
Erik Geurts (2 years ago)
Beautifully presented collection of antique and crafts. A huge tree at the back of the building is worth a look.
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