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Menkemaweg 2, 9981 CV Uithuizen, The Netherlands
+31 595 431 970
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A Romantic spot

The early modern castle is surrounded by a ditch filled with water. Inside there is an exhibition... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
Mainz, Germany
via mobile
Excellent borg and museum

This borg looks very attractive from both the outside and the inside. While some other borgen look... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2017
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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  • Average16%
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“audio tour” (2 reviews)
Menkemaweg 2, 9981 CV Uithuizen, The Netherlands
+31 595 431 970
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Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

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...More

Thank travelsalot102
Reviewed 4 March 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...More

Reviewed 8 October 2016

Impressive mansion with remarkable gardens. Also a nice place to have a cup of coffee. Also check for special events such as Monumentendag

Thank vkrajnak
Reviewed 4 October 2016

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...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2016

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...More

Thank GDelft
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We were lucky to tour this area of the Netherlands while on a layover in Amsterdam. The "castle" or mansion museum gave us great insight into how the gentry of the day lived. Some of our own ancestors were "day laborers" or "maids" in the...More

Thank ReeReeRocks
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We visited here recently on a dull day and unfortunately it rained for much of the time we were walking in the beautiful gardens. On a better day we would have spent much longer outside. The mansion itself is in good condition with each room...More

Thank Johnpsau
Reviewed 18 July 2016

The northern province of Groningen can point proudly to a number of heritage mansions, named "borg", which are well preserved and appointed as interesting museum or showcase of the life of wealthy families some centuries ago. The Menkemaborg (the stately home of the Menkema family)...More

Thank Hendrik_NL
Reviewed 28 December 2015

Life of the rich in the countryside. Not very large, but enough to see in this pretty fortified house.

Thank MarijnHG
Reviewed 6 April 2015

We enjoyed our visit here and it's worth a 20 minute stop if you're in the area. The castle is well-preserved (you can only tour the ground floor) and has some beautiful period furniture on display. We had lunch in the onsite restaurant located in...More

Thank ChiquiMonster
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