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photoblog image Landgoed Duin en Kruidberg

Landgoed Duin en Kruidberg

 

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.

 

Landgoed Duin en Kruidberg

 

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.

 

comments (10)

Very fairytale...
Tom Wilson: It is rather, isn't it?
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 12 Aug 2018, 03:05
oh, the reflections are fantastic
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Sherri.
It's very beautiful - I love the reflection pool!
Tom Wilson: Yes, a very handsome building.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 12 Aug 2018, 06:22
The place looks like a charming place to stay Tom

Astrid will know how to pronounce these strange Dutch names
Tom Wilson: It borders the Netherlands' first national park, with a herd of European bison, and wild horses and cattle. An interesting spot.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 12 Aug 2018, 07:07
Magnifique avec les reflets dans l'étang.
Tom Wilson: Merci, Martine
a fine picture of handsome building
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Bill
It is a beautiful building and what a reflection you captured.
Tom Wilson: Yes, a fine construction.
Quite a history then. Beautifully taken and composed.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Mary.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 Aug 2018, 16:04
Oh, a beautiful country house I would like to visit one day. The pronounciation is not difficult.
Tom Wilson: Not too far away from you, Philine smile
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 15 Aug 2018, 15:59
I love this!

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