Hotel in Sandpoort Noord, the Netherlands. I shan't even attempt to suggest how to pronounce it! The estate has a long history: a country house was built here in the mid-17th century by Balthasar Coymans, councillor and sheriff of Haarlem, it was then bought by a member of a prominent Amsterdam merchant family, whose heirs sold it to William III (later King of England) who used it as a hunting lodge. The present building was constructed in 1907 by Jacob and Annie (originally English) Cremer - in the fashion of an English country house. During and after WWII it had a varied history as a headquarters of a German brigade, a church, a company holiday venue, a bank's conference centre, until it opened as a hotel in 2002.
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