Menkemaborg

Menkemaborg, Uithuizen: Address, Phone Number, Menkemaborg Reviews: 4.5/5

Menkemaborg
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Speciality Museums • Architectural Buildings
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Solodam J
Amsterdam, The Netherlands31,753 contributions
Beautiful Building
Sep 2020
Menkemaborg Castle is an originally 14th-century, brick-built house. There was a reparation in 1614 and it's been barely changed. It's one of the few remaining castles in the province. We didn't get inside the museum as it was almost closing time.
Written 7 December 2020
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Liefhebber
Breda, The Netherlands7,214 contributions
Lovely historical building, beautifully decorated, in a large garden
Sep 2019
We visited this site a few times, every time we enjoyed our visit very much.
It is a beautiful furnished mansion, in the East-Northern part of Holland in the village of Uithuizen, called a 'Borg" with a lovely garden surrounded by a moat. You get a very good impression of life here in the 18th century. There are a number of rooms to visit with description. There is also an old stable which is turned into a restaurant, very cosy. Including a drink or lunch in the restaurant, the mansion and garden a visit takes about 2,5 hours. Admission fee is € 7,50 p.p.
Written 22 April 2020
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WorldTravelOne
Amsterdam, The Netherlands8,568 contributions
Great visit to historic place
Aug 2019 • Couples
The gardens are wonderful and varied, from fruit and veg to flowers and trees. The museum has several high ceiling rooms and lower floor personnel quarters with work spaces. Watch your head, you will hit a ceiling beam easily downstairs.
Written 17 August 2019
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,458 contributions
How 18th century Groninger elite lived
Jun 2019 • Solo
A stone in the facade mentions 1614 as the year of repair; 1400 as the year it was destroyed (vernelt). Once a fortified farmhouse the structure transitioned into a mansion. Some even call it a castle, perhaps because of the moat that surrounds it. Since 1921 the borg is in possession of the Groninger museum. Not just the outside, but also the 18th century interior looks very well maintained. Indeed as if the original inhabitants could walk in any moment.

What I missed is a depiction of how the poor farm workers lived in the days of the super rich Alberda family that inhabited the borg. The family owned the land that was tilled by the workers at a pittance. Untill the 1800s these workers lived in huts. No wonder socialism caught on in these areas.

Entrance fee 7,5€, a staggering 5€ for the garden only.
Still low-income people are excluded.
Written 23 June 2019
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Sally T
Halkirk, UK333 contributions
An interesting property
Jun 2019 • Couples
We visited on a wet satutday mid june.
There was a well shaded free carpark which was good as dogs are not allowed in.
It is a short walk up a tree lined drive to the house.
We were greeted by a gentleman in the house who spoke excellent english & who gave us leaflets in English & offered an audio guide.
The house was extremely interesting with lots of little strange items. You daw both the owners & the servants areas which is something I always enjoy seeing both sides.
The gardens made a relaxing walk & were beautifully laid out.
Free with the museum kart.
Written 16 June 2019
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travelsalot102
Copenhagen, Denmark134 contributions
A Romantic spot
Aug 2016 • Couples
The early modern castle is surrounded by a ditch filled with water. Inside there is an exhibition of Dutch rural life with open kitchens and typical half-seated beds. The surrounding park has many statues that look like parodies of Classical art. It is a good place to visit with your partner or entire family.
Written 14 June 2017
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RHAHJ
Nijmegen, The Netherlands1,976 contributions
Excellent borg and museum
Mar 2017
This borg looks very attractive from both the outside and the inside. While some other borgen look more like luxury farms than castles, this one still shows that it once had a defensive function. The rooms are all in a style showing how it might have looked a few centuries ago, with nice old furniture and paintings. There is an elaborate garden and a nice cafe.
Written 4 March 2017
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vkrajnak
Groningen, Suriname26 contributions
Worth your time
Jun 2016 • Solo
Impressive mansion with remarkable gardens. Also a nice place to have a cup of coffee. Also check for special events such as Monumentendag
Written 8 October 2016
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Aipalovik
Brussels, Belgium356 contributions
Remarkable 17th and 18th century furniture
Oct 2016 • Couples
Compared to many other period castles or mansions, this one happens to be very well furnished with period equipment: children's toys, musical instruments including an organ, kitchenware, but few books except some Bibles. The wood carvings over the chimneys are remarkable. The paintings of the previous occupants are of second or third order, but are still part of the decorum. Architecturally, there is nothing special about the construction except that it is in the middle of a square basin (was the purpose defensive?) and of lovely gardens.
The local restaurant is more of a convenience than a place for fine dining.
Written 4 October 2016
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GDelft
Delft50 contributions
Museum pedagogy at its best
Sep 2016 • Couples
This is the best audio tour we had for years - Museum pedagogy at its best. It used carefully selected text and actors to introduce the Mansion in a very vivid way, e.g. incoporating French words here and there.

The site is worth a visit for people interested in history and in everyday story. The house made a feeling of the inhabitants just went away for a garden tour. In the cellar, you even had the smell of real apples, since they were storing apples from the current season there (and you could buy some very rare sorts of apples at the ticket box).

The service from the people of the museum was excellent, from the opening of the door, when they saw you approaching to offering some extra hints on playing music from the audio tour to being interested from where you come from.

Very well intested time and definitely worth a visit for us!
Written 25 September 2016
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