De Trompenburgh is a 17th-century manor house designed by Daniel Stalpaert and built for Admiral Maarten Tromp, one of the naval heroes of the Dutch Republic. The house is almost entirely surrounded by water and was built to resemble a ship, even with decks and railings.

Before the current house was built another buitenplaats had been built by Andries Bicker in 1636. The original house dates back to 1654. Through inheritance the house came into the possession of the widow of Van Hellemont Raephorst who remarried on January 25, 1667 with Admiral Cornelis Tromp. The couple redecorated the estate considerably, but the house and their improvements were treasure looted and burned by the French during the rampjaar 1672. It was rebuilt in 1675-1684 by Maarten Tromp's son, Admiral Cornelis Tromp, who called it Syllisburg, after one of his titles. Around 1720 Jacob Roeters came into possession of the estate and he renamed it Trompenburg and had a gilded plaque with an ode by Gerard Brandt in memory of Tromp installed over the entrance in 1725.



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Founded: 1654
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Netherlands

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Pannekoek Stroop (13 months ago)
In very bad state, friendly people but no real information or history given. Hopefully this will be an actual educational museum soon! Is there any info about the sculpture? Why is the architect unknown??? What is going on with the horrible steel lighting fixtures? Who chose for these and why? I really need an explanation...They ruin the whole design, very unfortunate... So may questions and no answers!
David Davidson (19 months ago)
Tabbe Buijs (20 months ago)
Beautiful old castel and church.
Frank Wils (2 years ago)
17th century summer residence of famous Dutch Admiral Cornelis Tromp. Beautiful building with the oval room with some as absolute masterpiece. Not opened to public normally, just on certain days like the national Castle day. Keep an eye out for those dates! Free parking and a beautiful garden to walk in after your visit. A mostly unknown jewel.
Martin Lamboo (3 years ago)
Prachtige buitenplaats (1672) van zeeheld Cornelis Tromp, zoon van de nog vermaardere Maarten Harperz. Tromp, gebouwd in de vorm van een schip.
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