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"De Trompenburgh" at s'Graveland - Holland. | by Hans Viveen
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"De Trompenburgh" at s'Graveland - Holland.

This is what Wikipedia has to say about this wonderful building:

 

De Trompenburgh is a 17th century manor house in 's-Graveland, North Holland, Netherlands, designed by Daniel Stalpaert and built for Admiral Maarten Tromp, one of the naval heroes of the Dutch Republic. The house is almost entirely surrounded by water and was built to resemble a ship, even with decks and railings.

 

The original house dates back to 1654. In 1672, it was destroyed by the French but was rebuilt in 1675-1684 by Maarten Tromp's son, Admiral Cornelis Tromp.

 

The building was recently restored.

  

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Taken on March 11, 2012