Trompenburgh

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Trompenburgh

De Trompenburgh is a 17th-century manor house in 's-Graveland, North Holland, Netherlands, designed by Daniel 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.

History[edit]

Before the current house was built another buitenplaats had been built by Andries Bicker in 1636.[1] 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 January 25, 1667 with Admiral 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] It was rebuilt in 1675-1684 by Maarten Tromp's son, Admiral Cornelis Tromp, who called it Syllisburg, after one of his titles.[1] Around 1720 Jacob Roeters came into possession of the estate and he renamed it Trompenburg and had a gilded plaque with an ode by Gerard Brandt in memory of Tromp installed over the entrance in 1725.[1]

The building was recently restored.

References[edit]

  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