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A lived-in castle and a garden with intriguing art-"shelters"

The Fraeylemaborg is a museum, but you feel everywhere that this mini-castle has been lived in... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Serene setting

We had read about these moated houses when visiting the Groninger Museum so included a visit here... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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Hoofdweg 30, 9621 AL Slochteren, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

The Fraeylemaborg is a museum, but you feel everywhere that this mini-castle has been lived in. Walking around gives you an intimate view of daily life in this place. The ticket also gives you access to the adjacent park. For the next few years, the...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

We had read about these moated houses when visiting the Groninger Museum so included a visit here as we explored the area. Sadly the house itself was closed but we were free to roam the gardens around the moated house and to see it from...More

Thank Lavarcham
Reviewed 10 April 2018

The Fraeylemaborg is open to the public and offers a beautiful glimpse into Dutch manor life of the 1600s. Each room is furnished with period furniture accompanied with explanations of manor life. Behind the house is an extensive French-style garden of the same time period...More

Thank Cynthia D
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Fraeylemaborg is quite the typical Groninger Borg. The ‘castle’ itself (more like a small manor with a moat) is lovely and the self guided visit is quite worth it. The rooms are decorated in styles from very different periods throughout the life of the castle...More

Thank Krugg31
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This is one of the handful of borgen in Groningen that are open to the public. It has a large forest-garden at the back, in which many manmade objects (let's call it 'art') are hidden. The annex buildings in front of the borg house the...More

Reviewed 8 December 2016

First things first: Do start with viewing the video which is shown in the former stables, as it includes a kind of guided tour/explanation plus an interview with the last inhabitant. After that, take lots of time to roam the rooms, all open to the...More

Thank aafke b
Reviewed 8 October 2016

A wonderful mansion showing what posh homes must have looked like in the old times. Not to forget wonderful gardens and a forest nearby.

Thank vkrajnak
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Scenic little chateau on small island surrounded by water and great English park. The exterier moved me more than the interier, but both have strong romantic feeling.

Thank Martti V
Reviewed 23 May 2016

A local host kindly shared this special home with us during a recent trip to Groningen. The house provides and interesting glimpse into country manor life in the 18th century and beyond with rooms filled with furnishings much as the family might have left them....More

Thank kmadvisor
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Lovely old building that has been restored quite well. Interesting and fun. Walking around gives a good impression of what life might have been like for Groningen's aristocracy in years gone by. Despite visiting in April, the gardens had hardly any colour and seemed a...More

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