The Fraeylemaborg originated in 1300 as an austere stone house with thick walls. In the 16th century, the house was expanded and embellished, and a moat was dug. From 1670, both wings were added, resulting in a U-shaped building. In 1781, the master of the house, De Sandra Veldtman, started a major renovation and determined the current appearance of the Groningen estate house. Both buildings in the forecourt were also fully renovated at that time. Left is the treasury, which used to be a farm and today is a restaurant. At the right is the coach house with a museum shop and exhibition space. The Orangery also functions as an exhibition space.

Cultural events
Until 1972, the Thomassen à Thuessink van der Hoop van Slochteren family lived in the Groningen estate house. After that, the Gerrit van Houten Stichting in Groningen became the owner. Today, the Groningen estate house is a museum, combined with a wide range of cultural events.

The recently renovated park behind the estate house dates mainly from the 19th century, with the romantic characteristics of the English landscape style. A light-hearted exhibition in the Orangery shows how this special park design developed (accessible free of charge).

Follies in the park
Within the framework of the New Follies project, ten remarkable ‘peculiar buildings’ were realised; eight in the park (see plan) and two on the Erfgoedplein (Hoofdweg 9 grounds) To enter the follies, you will need a key, which is available for you if you have purchased an admission ticket to the museum shop in the Koetshuis (Coach House). The ticket also provides access to the Groningen estate house and the exhibition in the Koetshuis.


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