Country Estate ‘De Eese’

Huis De Eese (1619), the castle. The square core of Landgoed De Eese, approximately 80 ha, is an officially protected national monument, a so-called Cultural-historical Country Estate. Landgoed De Eese has developed from a 12th century fortified farmstead.
Huis De Eese (1619), the castle. The square core of Landgoed De Eese, approximately 80 ha, is an officially protected national monument, a so-called Cultural-historical Country Estate. Landgoed De Eese has developed from a 12th century fortified farmstead.

STEENWIJK (NL) – Landgoed De Eese is a medieval estate of some 800 ha on the border of Friesland, Overijssel and Drenthe. It is largely owned by the family Van Karnebeek. A small part of this estate belongs to the Dutch National Forest Service.

“Heerlijkheid De Eese” is a very varied area with forest (440 hectares), lanes and heaths, monumental buildings (including a castle, a farmstead) and agricultural land (360 hectares). A splendid area for walking and cycling. On account of the special buildings and the characteristic construction of the lanes, the core of buildings of the estate, approximately 80 hectares, is officially designated as a cultural-historical country estate.

On De Eese you can find lots of boulders from the last ice age. 21,000 years ago it was here minus 30 and the wind blew very hard. There are also some burial mounds from some 5,000 years ago. Burial mounds are prehistoric burials, just like the megalithic tombs in the neighbouring village of Havelte, but then without large boulders. On De Eese there was also a megalithic tomb, but this was unfortunately demolished in the 19th century. In the burial mounds the dead were buried in a seated or squatted position together with utensils. Farm with coach house of country estate De Eese.
On De Eese you can find lots of boulders from the last ice age. 21,000 years ago it was here minus 30 and the wind blew very hard. There are also some burial mounds from some 5,000 years ago. Burial mounds are prehistoric burials, just like the megalithic tombs in the neighbouring village of Havelte, but then without large boulders. On De Eese there was also a megalithic tomb, but this was unfortunately demolished in the 19th century. In the burial mounds the dead were buried in a seated or squatted position together with utensils. Farm with coach house of country estate De Eese.
Country Estate ‘De Eese’.
Country Estate ‘De Eese’.
Country Estate ‘De Eese’.
Country Estate ‘De Eese’.
Country Estate ‘De Eese’.
Country Estate ‘De Eese’.
Country Estate ‘De Eese’.
Country Estate ‘De Eese’.
Country Estate ‘De Eese’.
Country Estate ‘De Eese’.
Country Estate ‘De Eese’.
Country Estate ‘De Eese’.

Sources and more info: www.deeese.nl
www.goudenfriesewouden.nl
www.np-drentsfriesewold.nl
www.staatsbosbeheer.nl

Friese Wouden and De Eese packages:
www.frieslandtravel.com