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Poptaslot/Heringastate

Slotleane 1, 9034 HM Marssum, The Netherlands
+31 58 254 1231
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Manor house, only open in July and August!

This is not an ordinary castle or museum, but a manor house that is privately owned by a wealthy... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2015
memberHolland
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Holland
"Biggest" castle in Friesland with nice gardens

The castle itself is small, but the biggest that you will find in Friesland. It looks lovely, has... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2015
Ronald_jelle
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Popta Castle, the jewel among the Frisian manors. The history of the manor goes back to the 15th century, when it was founded by the Heringa family as a fortified manor house. In 1603 the van Eysinga family acquired the manor by inheritance, converted it and gave it the appearance it still has today. Following the death of the last member of that family living at Popta Castle, in 1687, her heirs sold the manor to the unmarried lawyer Dr. Henricus Popta. Up to his death in 1712, Dr. Popta used Heringastate, chiefly as a summer residence. Ever since then the house has never been lived in. Now as a museum Popta Castle welcomes visitors to look round the various rooms, which are still fully and delicately furnished in 17th and 18th century style. Also the ‘Almshouse’ founded by Dr. Poptain 1712 to offer widows in need and single elderly women a carefree old age is certainly worth visiting. Open for visitors (only guided tours, every hour, duration 1h) Jul and Aug, from 11h-17h. Closed on Sunday. Only by appointment: Apr, May, June, Sept and Oct, closed on Sunday.
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1 Sep 2015
“Manor house, only open in July and August!”
12 May 2015
“"Biggest" castle in Friesland with nice gardens”
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Slotleane 1, 9034 HM Marssum, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 September 2015

This is not an ordinary castle or museum, but a manor house that is privately owned by a wealthy foundation that also owns lots of farms and farmland. This foundation was established by the last unmarried inhabitant of the manor house. The manor house has...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2015

The castle itself is small, but the biggest that you will find in Friesland. It looks lovely, has some nicely decorated rooms (17th century) and also a lovely garden. To be honest it won't be in my top 5 of castles to visit in the...More

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