"Het Huis te Echten - A havezate house." Hoogeveen Off The Beaten Path Tip by Jerelis

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  The front view of Het Huis te Echten.
by Jerelis

For us Het Huis te Echten is typical such a beautiful sight close to our home we never visited. For over 10 years we have hiked the woods, visited the little villages of tradition, but never stopped for a good view at this amazing house. It must be said that it's quite easy to drive by the house and estate, because there is no clear or huge sign that will lead the way. But once we were there it was a fine visit to this awe-inspiring house.

Het Huis te Echten is a so called Havezate, which means that it's a strenghtened house or citadel. It's a special term for country houses of which the inhabitants had some special rights. Usually these rights were obtained by knighthood. In the Netherlands there were a few havezate for example 112 in the 13th century in the provincie (provence) of Overijssel. Het Huis te Echten is one of the seven still remaining havezate in the provincie of Drenthe.

Zuidwolderweg 3-5, 7932 PN Echten.

Located at the eastern part of the village. Right behind the pigeon house.

Phone: 0031 528 251332

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 20, 2006
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