Trompenburgh

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Trompenburgh

Trompenburgh is a 17th-century manor house in 's-Graveland, the Netherlands, designed by Daniël Stalpaert and built for Admiral Cornelis 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.

Before the current house was built another buitenplaats had been built by Andries Bicker in 1636.[1][better source needed] The original house dates back to 1654. Through inheritance the house came into the possession of the widow of Van Hellemont Raephorst, who remarried on 25 January 1667, with Cornelis Tromp. The couple redecorated the estate considerably, but the house and their improvements were treasure looted and burned by the French during the rampjaar 1672.[1][better source needed]

It was rebuilt from 1675 to 1684 by Tromp, who called it Syllisburg, after one of his titles.[1][better source needed] Around 1720, Jacob Roeters came into possession of the estate and renamed it Trompenburg. Roeters had a gilded plaque with an ode by Gerard Brandt in memory of Tromp installed over the entrance in 1725.[1][better source needed]

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  1. ^ a b c d Rijksmonument report

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Coordinates: 52°13′55″N 5°07′23″E / 52.23194°N 5.12306°E / 52.23194; 5.12306