Fraeylemaborg, Slochteren

The Fraeylemaborg is a borg in the village of Slochteren in the Netherlands. At present the Fraeylemaborg is a historic house museum. The museum had in 2013.Building historyFraeylemaborg is the most important of the borgen in the province of Groningen. These strong houses or keeps were built in the Middle Ages to store harvests and to protect their produce from robbers. Besides churches, these structures were the only buildings that used durable stone and masonry. In due time they grew to become centres of power and wealth. The Fraeylemaborg is located in the middle of the town of Slochteren which upon its discovery in 1959 gave its name to the largest gasfield in the world.In 1475 there was already a farm with the name Frealemaheerd. In the archives of 1504 the name is found of one Remmer Fraeylema. The building originates from the 16th century. The left wing was built in the 17th century. In 1680 the borg was sold by Evert Rengers, son of the former lord of the manor, because of his family debts. It was bought by Henric Piccardt (married to Anna Elizabeth Rengers, Evert's sister), who borrowed the necessary funds from Stadtholder William III. Piccardt extensively rebuilt the borg and he also landscaped a huge formal garden in the style of Louis XIV's France. After Piccardt's death the borg fell into disrepair. In 1781 the Fraeylemaborg was sold to Hendrik de Sandra Veldman. He rebuilt it into the shape it has today. Among his innovations was the removal of two towers which had graced the front square.
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  • Beautiful deposit, hospitable, and well maintained, we are married 26 years ago. and many followed us.
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  • The deposit is not a castle but a nice country house. The history is very interesting, born as stone house to the current form is there a movie made. Inside you can see how one lived with what spindles etc. Unfortunately it was not possible for us to visit the garden because of the wet weather but it looked out d Borg look beautiful and gorgeous
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  • The castles situated on an estate of over 23 acres. The security deposit (no Castle) was founded in the middle ages as stone house and grew into an imposing building with influential residents. The Thomassen à Thuessink last residents, the family van der Hoop of Slochteren, sold the borg in 1972 at the Gerrit wooden Foundation. After restoration was the ' Fraeylemaborg ' museum. The deposit is beautifully decorated with authentic materials as much as possible. In the park you can enjoy hiking. In the park there are also a number of Follies, these are weird, romantic buildings. After payment of the entrance fees, you get a key and you can get them from the inside.
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  • Had filet for supper. So tender you could cut with a butter knife. Great selection of beers. Small restaurant with a cozy atmosphere. And then a nice, quite walk after supper. Great evening.
  • Fantastic monument (named a "Borg" ) It's open for visits and has a fantastic (huge) garden to take a stroll in afterwards
  • Fraeylemaborg is outside the city of Groningen. It consists of a museum and a park behind it. If you kind of an outdoor person and love to explore a historical park, this is a place to go. Formerly the park had a renaissance style but then transformed into English landscape garden. We can see the former design at some part of the park. Several modern elements of landscape art are installed here, making the park has a contemporary touch. Fee entrance to the park is only € 1, and €7 to the museum. If you are a kind of photohunting person, the perfect time to visit the park is during the middle of the autumn.
  • Small, but lovely castle
  • Very cool turn of the previous century home

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