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Zutphen, Gelderland, The Netherlands

Cycling route: 336240

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Provided by: Groots Genieten

54.3 km
03:11 h
956 kcal
22 m


About country estates and estates
After the Middle Ages, the nobility has made way for a new elite, which has become rich mainly through trade. The'new rich\\\' have also made their way to the best jobs in politics. They are full of money and look for beautiful places outside the cities for a luxurious country house. They convert their wealth into paradise estates with beautiful country houses such as Huis Verwolde and Huis de Voorst.

Staring dome
In addition to a house, a country estate often included several outbuildings, such as an orangery, coach house, stable and a tea house. The latter had been known abroad for some time, but it took a while before this status symbol also made its appearance in the Netherlands. It was not until the Golden Age that some residents decided to waste their money on such'useless\\\' houses. When the first domes appeared, more soon followed. They were a great way to show how rich you were!

House De Voorst
Arnold Joost van Keppel, landed gentry of not too wealthy descent, received Huis De Voorst as a gift from King-Stadholder Willem III at the end of the 17th century. Willem had just moved into the brand new palace Het Loo, together with his wife Mary Stuart. At the time, Van Keppel worked at William's court and soon became the most intimate friend of the powerful king. Willem engaged the architects of Het Loo to design a majestic accommodation on the estate of Van Keppel's ancestors. Huis De Voorst became a small copy of Het Loo and was nicknamed'The Versailles of the Achterhoek\\\'.

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Height Profile


# Description Distance
7203DS, Zutphen, Gelderland, The Netherlands 0.00 km
Landgoed Huis De Voorst (Huis de Voorst, 7211MA, Lochem, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 0.18 km
23 (Dorpsstraat, 7245AK, Lochem, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 14.68 km
22 (7245VW, Lochem, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 15.36 km
Huis Verwolde (7245TL, Lochem, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 18.40 km
17 (Dochterenseweg, 7245NN, Lochem, Gelderland, The Netherlands) 36.11 km


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