Rensumaborg estate was known already in the 16th century, but the current manor dates mainly from the restoration made in 1710.

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Founded: 1710
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Netherlands

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Jaap Visser (3 months ago)
Jurjen Nieboer (4 months ago)
Zeer mooie Borg. Thans een landhuis. Niet zo goed bewaard gebleven als andere Borgen. Maar bezienswaardig.
Christiaan Rademaker (6 months ago)
jan derk sterenberg (8 months ago)
Alleen van buiten te bekijken. Gebouw niet open voor publiek
Tjerk Bos (16 months ago)
Een prachtige "borg" in Meij, oftewel; Uithuizermeeden. Het is verder niet te bezichtigen omdat er iemand permanent in woont. Je kunt er wel helemaal omheen lopen en ernaast is een kinderboerderij.
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