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Nederland - Vogelenzang, Huis Leyduin

For wealthy city inhabitants in the western part of the Netherlands, owning a country house increasingly became a status symbol. At the beginning of the 19th century, there were more than 120 of them between Beverwijk and Hillegom along the inner dunes.

One of them was Huis Leyduin, which was already mentioned as a homestead in 1596. The estate was increasingly expanded by the owners. In the 18th century, the place was inhabited by the Van Loon family. They built a belvedere, which stand on a man made hill and had lines of sight across the area in the past.

In the year of 1808 Leyduin came into the possession of the Van Lennep family. They had a new house built on the site of the old mansion and also made parts of the country estate available for the first dune water extraction, intended for the city of Amsterdam.

The current Huis Leyduin was built in 1921 and was inhabited by the Dorhout Mees family.

After the World War II, Huis Leyduin was a girls' boarding school and a training institute, among other things. Since 1997, Leyduijn has been owned by Landschap Noord Holland (a Dutch foundation which aims to protect the landscape and nature of the province of North Holland).

The house itself is not open for public, but the surrounding park is free to visit. Nowadays the estate is a Dutch national monument.
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54 comments

cp_u said:

Great "country house". I just find the garage does not really match its style ...
HFF!
7 days ago

Jaap van 't Veen replied to cp_u:

I trhink it is not a garage, but a kind of porch.
7 days ago

Steve Paxton said:

A bit out of my league a country house ,HFF hope you have a very good weekend.
7 days ago

Herb Riddle said:

Another capture of one of Hollands wealthy inhabitants of the past. Well done.

HFF, enjoy the weekend. Herb
7 days ago

Rafael said:

Si, en todas las épocas siempre ha sido un símbolo de estatus hacerse palacetes en el campo . Bella arquitectura.
Saludos cordiales !
7 days ago ( translate )

Karl Hartwig Schütz said:

HFF Dir!
7 days ago ( translate )

Nouchetdu38 said:

Gorgeous castle in the middle of nature!!!!!!
Groeten*****
7 days ago

Julien Rappaport said:

Tout comme j'aime **********
7 days ago ( translate )

tiabunna said:

Lovely images and interesting information, Jaap. HFF and have a safe and enjoyable weekend.
7 days ago

Rosalyn Hilborne said:

A gorgeous scene Jaap! I love the first and third PiP's.
A beautiful set. HFF and good weekend.
7 days ago

Andrea Ertl said:

Eine schöne sonnige Aufnahme mit dem hübschen Haus, lieber Jaap.
Ich wünsche dir ein erholsamen Wochenende.
7 days ago ( translate )

Loose_Grip said:

Very nice Jaap. Interestingly I lived on Van Lennepweg in The Hague back in the day.
HFF & have a great weekend.
7 days ago ( translate )

Guy Bacca (guybac) said:

Belles images pour découvrir cette superbe maison et le vaste parc
7 days ago ( translate )

Roger (Grisly) said:

A lovely series of images and the usual great narrative Jaap
HFF and a good weekend.
7 days ago

Madeleine Defawes said:

Superbe bâtiment dans un très beau parc !
HFF et Bon weekend. Amitiés
7 days ago ( translate )